Local News 11.8.2016 01:14 pm

Has the mood in Banyana camp turned sour?

Sanah Mollo of South Africa celebrates with Amanda Dlamini of South Africa and Noko Matlou of South Africa. ©Pic Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

Sanah Mollo of South Africa celebrates with Amanda Dlamini of South Africa and Noko Matlou of South Africa. ©Pic Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

Banyana Banyana players like Amanda Dlamini and Sanah Mollo are said to be unhappy and not on good terms with the coach.

A day before Banyana’s last match against Brazil, Dlamini wrote on her Twitter page what seemed to suggest that she was being undermined in the team.

“We live in an age where authority and power are used as tools to undermine others,” wrote the 28-year-old on Monday.

Mollo was also active on Twitter during the team’s excursion in Brazil, but her tweets mostly reflected unhappiness. On Tuesday, she tweeted: “God give me patience because if you give me strength, I might just kill someone.”

She later added another tweet that was accompanied by a photo of black waste removal bags with one of golden colour sitting atop of them, with the caption: “When rubbish thinks it’s better than other rubbish just because it’s wrapped in a different rubbish bag colour.”

After a defeat to China, Pauw did her cause no favours when she blamed the team’s lack of progress on South Africa not having a competitive or professional women’s league, which is something she was aware of before she accepted the job.

Some critics have already started to call for her head after the team’s disastrous encounters in Brazil.

Banyana were knocked out in the first round of the Olympics after losing two and drawing one in the women’s football competition.

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