Orlando Pirates co-coach Mandla Ncikazi has finally commented on the international break debacle between Hugo Broos and Goodman Mosele.
Mosele was handed a maiden Bafana Bafana call up by Broos for the previous 2022 Qatar World Cup, but the Pirates midfielder did not arrive to camp.
Broos was not impressed with Mosele
Broos then came out to the media to explain that Mosele had in fact absconded and was unreachable during the period at which he was supposed to report for camp, and was then swiftly replaced in the Bafana Bafana squad by Supersport United midfielder Jesse Donn.
A day later, Broos would make his feelings known about Mosele, coming out to the media to lament that he was very angry with the 21 year-old. It would later emerge that the Baroka FC player had not arrived to the Bafana Bafana camp due an anxiety attack.
Speaking to the media on Friday, Pirates co-coach Ncikazi has now finally weighed in on the situation regarding Mosele and Broos.
Ncikazi speaks on the situation
“Sometimes it’s sad when you read some of the articles that are on the media that are not true. There are lots of speculations, and for me it comes very irresponsible when some of the statements that come out of the media – whether through the national team coach or anybody. The situation of Mosele, if you are in a position that I am in, is very sad without revealing too much,” said the Pirates coach
Ncikazi was quick to point out that he, as a Pirates coach understands Mosele’s situation and that there were no issues on that front
Confirms he is back training at Pirates
“But I understand his situation. If the coach chooses him or not, it’s in his right to do that. But, in a position the boy was in, I am fully supportive of what happened to him. And right now, he is back in training and we support his cause as the club and as coaches in front of him.” Ncikazi continued
Ncikazi also reserved word for Broos and his communication skills.
“But, what the coach says about players and how he says it, sometimes I wish it could be controlled and done in a better manner. But I am not in his shoes, but if I was where he is standing, I would do things differently.” Ncikazi concluded on the Mosele topic.