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Orlando Pirates coach Ruud Krol has advised No.1 goalkeeper Moeneeb Josephs to be patient about playing for South Africa.

Speaking to KickOff.com yesterday, after the presentation of the Coach of the Month award, the Dutch mentor still believes ‘Slim Cat’ can make it.

“He still has time on his side. He just needs to keep on playing well for his club then the rest will follow. You should understand that a national call-up comes with time. He was there before the Confederation Cup and he could always come back,” Krol told  KickOff.com.

Krol added that if Josephs continues with his good form at the club, which has seen him keep four clean sheets in the league, then his time will come soon.

“Josephs is one of the best keepers around and there is no doubt about that, but what he needs to do now is keep his head down and continue to work hard, then his hard work will reward him and his team at the end,” the coach said.

The Bucs’ mentor then complained about the way the league games are being played, which he said is not giving injured players time to recover.

“It is very hard. You need at least four days to rest before you can play the next game and monitor your players, but this is not the case here. You play game after game and that is not good for players,” Krol added.

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