Pitso: Killer should have played more for Bafana
Katlego Mphela of South Africa
Mphela only played only started two of Bafana Bafana’s four matches at the tournament.
With Mphela’s club side set to return to league action on Tuesday night against league leaders Kaizer Chiefs, Mosimane took an opposite reaction to that of his Chiefs counterpart Stuart Baxter, who has concerns over player fatigue, after seven of his charges represented South Africa.
“I would have loved to see Killer get some game time in the AFCON. Matches are better than training schedules. It is better for a player to test his abilities against sides like Cape Verde or Morocco,” the former Bafana Bafana coach.
“We all know that Killer basically missed the entire first round of the season and only played two matches in the end. Now I am back to square one with him and he needs game time.
“It would have better if had taken him to Zimbabwe during this time like the rest of the squad because he would gained some match practice.”
In all Mphela played 151 minutes in the competition, but was exposed at international level as he struggled throughout the tournament, first being benched for the opening match and then ultimately being dropped in the quarterfinal defeat to Mali.