Minister Mbalula attacks Moeneeb Josephs after Bafana exit

Josephs joined Bafana a few days prior to the tournament, and he was called to face Nigeria after it was confirmed Khune will miss the clash due to an ankle injury

Minister of Sport Fikile Mbalula has criticised Moeneeb Josephs’ performance against Nigeria on Sunday following Bafana’s exit in the 2014 Chan tournament.

Josephs conceded a penalty on the day to hand Nigeria the second goal, and Mbalula believes that the Western Cape-born shot-stopper should have done better.

“That goalkeeper [Moeneeb Josephs], he was playing with the team, but he added up a whole lot of mess,” Mbalula told reporters at the Cape Town Stadium.

“The second goal... the goalkeeper commits a penalty, alone, single-handedly, and without being assisted by anybody.

“I love Moeneeb Josephs but I don't know what was going on with him yesterday. That is a total disgrace, a performance like that,” he said.

Mbalula added that he’s still speechless, and cannot talk to any of the players as he was hoping for a better performance against the second string Nigerian side.

“I saw outside, people were lining up to greet them (Bafana Bafana). I'll never greet them. I did not even go to the dressing room. I did not even call them. To me, that was a disaster,” said Mbalula. 

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