Patosi Slams Bafana Bafana

Bafana Bafana international Ayanda Patosi has launched a scathing attack on the South African Football Association claiming players doing well overseas are consistently overlooked by the national team. 

 

The 27-year-old has enjoyed successful stints overseas over the past 3 years however he has since opened up about the lack of adequate scouting going on at Bafana Bafana.

 

"Sometimes I feel like I'm overlooked. When I'm playing outside, they don't see what I'm doing. I had some good seasons and I can say I was not given enough chance," he said during the online press conference with SA Football Journalists Association yesterday.

 

"When Stuart Baxter was selecting the Afcon team (Egypt 2019) I was the best player in Iran. I was scoring goals left, right and centre. But I was overlooked and they didn't call me or even ask me to come to training. I was a South African doing well outside. But that didn't happen.

 

"I don't know how the coaches are watching the games, especially for players playing overseas. Maybe they watch a few players. I don't know how it works but in the end, I'm doing my best where I am and hopefully, the new coach (Molefi Ntseki) will give me a chance now."