Josephs back in Bafana fold
Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Moeneeb Josephs has made himself available for the South African national side once more.
Josephs had announced his retirement from Bafana Bafana under previous coach Pitso Mosimane, believing that he did not have a chance of unseating Itumeleng Khune in the nation al team.
But after a meeting with new coach Gordon Igesund, who Josephs played under at Ajax Cape Town, he has committed himself to the team once more.
Said Bafana coach, Igesund, “I went to see Moeneeb Josephs regarding his Bafana Bafana future and to discuss his retirement from international football which I thought was premature. I didn’t go there to beg him to play for the National Team, but to hear the reasons for his early retirement at the peak of his career.
“He opened up to me and told me the reasons for his decision. I believe the issues are personal and it would be unfair for me to discuss them publicly. Josephs feels he still has a lot to offer and would love to be considered for selection into the Bafana Bafana squad again."
"He also acknowledged that he has to work as hard as all the other players to earn a national team call up as there are many good goalkeepers in the country. He assured me he would fight for his place in the squad,” added Igesund.