Michaelson Gumede
2 minute read
15 Dec 2019
11:21 am

Tinkler suggests that Ntseki must consider Judas for Bafana 

Michaelson Gumede

Maritzburg United coach Eric Tinkler believes that his on-form striker, Judas Moseamedi has the qualities to play for Bafana Bafana.

Judas Moseamedi of Maritzburg United (Photo by Dirk Kotze/Gallo Images)

Moseamedi looks like a rejuvenated player this season as he scored a couple of goals for Maritzburg United this season, particularly in the Telkom Knockout semifinal against Kaizer Chiefs where he scored a brace and in the final against Mamelodi Sundowns, where the Team of Choice lost 2-1 to Sundowns.

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“Judas is showing the hunger to succeed. I told him at the beginning of the season that he has the potential to play for Bafana Bafana, he is one of those strikers that will chase lost courses,” said Tinkler, who suggested that Bafana coach Molefi Ntseki should consider calling-up the former Cape Town City striker.

“His work rate is absolutely phenomenal and many people only see him as this really strong and aggressive striker but technically he is also really good. He has the ability to take on people on one-v-one situations and he can even beat people in two-v-one situations,” the former SuperSport United coach added.

Tinkler said part of the reason why Moseamedi’s performance has rapidly improved is down to his words of encouragement that he offered to the 25-year-old striker.

“We spoke at the beginning of the season that we need to lose weight because that is one of his biggest problems, he is as big as me so I know that it is hard. If we have a couple of days off, he puts on a few kilograms, so he has that downfall. But he has showed the hunger and desire and I am very proud of him because he was in the wilderness. Seven months ago he was not even playing at Free State Stars. He has been extremely influential for us this season.”

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