Zimbabwean international Tinashe Nengomasha has backed South Africa coach Pitso Mosimane to continue with Bafana Bafana, amid growing calls for him to relinquish his position.
Mosimane has served for just over a year after signing a four-year deal in July 2010, but calls for him to step down have intensified after Bafana lost 2-1 to Zimbabwe on Tuesday in Harare on the back of having failed to qualify for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations tournament.
However, Mosimane has got the backing from an unlikely source – Nengomasha, who captained Zimbabwe on the night Bafana went down to the Warriors.
"I feel that South Africans have to be patient with Pitso, because firstly he didn't bring his strongest squad to Zimbabwe and we played with our strongest squad," he said, according to Kickoff.com.
"In future, if he plays his strongest squad and he wins then suddenly he would be regarded as a good coach. At the end of the day the nation has to be patient," Nengomasha added.