Mark Fish slams Bafana Bafana

Mark Fish playing golf 
(Photo by Luke Walker / Sunshine Tour / Gallo Images)

Mark Fish playing golf (Photo by Luke Walker / Sunshine Tour / Gallo Images)

Former Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana defender Mark Fish feels there is a crisis in South African football.

Coach Stuart Baxter’s men failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia and they were also dumped out of the Cosafa Cup by Madagascar.

“I think to say that the national team has been a disappointment would be an understatement,” former Bafana Bafana defender Mark Fish told SowetanLive.

“You just don’t see that passion and hunger from our boys at the moment. It’s like the significance of what they are doing and who they represent is lost upon them,” he added.

“We really need to take a hard look at ourselves and decide how we are going to turn this situation around,” he expressed.

Former Bafana striker Phil Masinga says the country needs to ask tough questions of the SA Football Association.

“The blame cannot fall squarely at the feet of the players. We need to question what caused our World Cup chances to crumble,” Masinga said.

“That is why some of us felt that there needed to be changes at Safa. Just look at the qualifiers: there was a point we were leading the group but in the end it amounted to nothing,” he concluded.

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