The national team technical bench is seeking to employ all avenues to thoroughly preparing for the colossal task that awaits them in the FIFA Confederations Cup that kicks off on June 14.
It is no secret that this will be the first time that the majority of
the Bafana will be playing at such a high level on the international
stage and the expertise of Gericke is being sought to calm down nerves.
Bafana assistant coach Pitso Mosimane, who is familiar with the mental
elements affecting local players, is at the forefront in working with
“We are trying to uplift the mentality of the players while trying to
fix here and there in consultation with Henning. We know Henning has
been working with the rugby team where the players are from a different
background and the culture different, but we are looking at finding a
common principle of success," says Mosimane.
Henning is assisting in consultation with us because we want him to
understand the kind of background that our players are from and the
kind of fans that follow the game.
“There will be something common found that worked for rugby that we can
also use here. In the past, while I was at SuperSport, we engaged a
psychologist from the Proteas and it worked and I hope the magic of
success in rugby will also rub onto Bafana Bafana."