World Cup 2010: Carlos Alberto Parreira Wants To Go Local With South Africa Squad

Home-based Bafana players are given a timely boost ahead of this summer's tournament.
Bafana Bafana coach Carlos Alberto Parreira says 65-70 per cent of his squad for this summer's World Cup will be locally-based players.

The Brazilian made this announcement at a press briefing on Monday afternoon in Durban, where the squad will have a two-week camp and play friendlies against Swaziland and Zimbabwe.

“The team that will play in the World Cup will be made up by 65-70 per cent of locally-based players. This is largely because the overseas-based players are not regulars in their teams. But the door will always be open until the final camp,” Parreira said, according to

He added that the camp has been going well, with the players showing dedication and commitment.

“The weather has been good to us and so too have the people of Durban. We are impressed with the facilities,” he said.