After the emphatic 5 – 0 record breaking victory over Guatamala, South Africa should feel fairly confident going into this world cup, with just Denmark to play before the actual tournament gets underway. I know Guatamala aren’t a great side, but Columbia aren’t bad at all. We beat them both which is a great confidence booster. The only issue was that the squad had to be cut down to a 23 man squad which ment some players were going to make it. Parriera chose his final 23 man squad this morning and this is what it looks like:
Goalkeepers: Itumeleng Khune (Kaizer Chiefs), Moeneeb Josephs (Orlando Pirates), Shu-Aib Walters (Maritzburg United), .
Defenders: Matthew Booth, Siboniso Gaxa (Mamelodi Sundowns), Bongani Khumalo (SuperSport United), Tsepo Masilela (Maccabi Haifa, Israel), Aaron Mokoena (Portsmouth, England), Anele Ngcongca (Racing Genk, Belgium), Siyabonga Sangweni (Golden Arrows), Lucas Thwala (Pirates).
Midfielders: Surprise Moriri, Lance Davids (Ajax Cape Town), Kagisho Dikgacoi (Fulham, England), Teko Modise (Pirates), Reneilwe Letsholonyane, Siphiwe Tshabalala (both Kaizer Chiefs), Steven Pienaar (Everton, England), Macbeth Sibaya (Rubin Kazan, Russia), Thanduyise Khuboni (Golden Arrows).
Strikers: Katlego Mphela (Sundowns), Siyabonga Nomvethe (Moroka Swallows), Bernard Parker (FC Twente, Holland).
Rowen Fernandez (Arminia Bielefeld, Germany)
Benedict McCarthy (West Ham United, England)
Franklin Cale (Mamelodi Sundowns)
Innocent Mdledle (Mamelodi Sundowns)
Bryce Moon (PAOK, Greece)
The extra player will be a Vuvuzela, as Parriera said he needed the extra support and the extra noise!
No Benni MaCarthy? Fair enough, he is a fat shit, but NO BRYCE MOON? What the hell, our boy from the Cape deserves the call up. He is an awesome attacking player up front! It is a real pity for him and he should feel a little hard done by. He has had an exceptional last few games. Mr Booooooooth and Aaron Mokoena will be our strength at the back. Our midfield is looking potent though, with Steven Pienaar at the helm to take control along with Siphiwe Tshabalala and my favourites Surprise Moriri and Macbeth Sibaya! If any of you saw Bernard Parkers goal last night, you will know we are counting on him now to slot a couple goals from outside the box like he did last night. Not even the worlds greatest keeper Petr Cech would have stopped that.
COME ON BAFANA, WE ARE BEHIND YOU! BAFANA, BAFANA BAFANA THE BEST TEAM IN THE WORLD (hehe, we wish) but lets get behind the boys cause its ONLY 9 DAYS TO GO!