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Tso Makes Mofokeng-Bafana Claim

Former Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Benedict Vilakazi has made a bold claim, saying Relebohile Mofokeng could have helped unlock the Nigeria defense last week.

Bafana held the Super Eagles to a 1-1 draw in their 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifier in Uyo, with the Pirates teenage sensation on the bench.  The result saw Hugo Broos’ men sit in fourth position in qualifying Group C with four points from three matches, a place and a point ahead of the 2023 AFCON finalists.

‘Tso’ gave his post-mortem of the game, and said Mofokeng should be given a chance to play because it’s the only way he will gain international experience. The IDiski TV analyst went on to say the way Nigeria was defending they wouldn’t have coped with Mofokeng adding that he should have come on in place of Elias Mokwana.

“At some point in the second half, I would have introduced Relebohile Mofokeng,” said Tso on iDiski TV.

“I think he would have been successful in unlocking the Nigerian defenders because Nigeria played three players at the back and they struggled to cope with us when we were attacking. Elias Mokwana had decent opportunities but he failed to use them. That’s why I’m saying Mofokeng would have been a good option to replace Mokwana.”

The former Buccaneers captain however applauded the team for salvaging a point, saying it will matter in the long run.

“I think a point away from home is good. This was a decent performance from Bafana Bafana. Percy Tau needed composure in front of goals and maybe we would have stolen a win. The road to the World Cup is long, there is still a chance to pick up points in other games.”

You can view Tso’s full comments on Bafana-Bafana in the qualifiers on iDiski TV official YouTube channel.

Lethabo Kganyago
Lethabo Kganyago
Lethabo Kganyago is currently working as a web and newspaper writer for iDiski Times. This award-winning sports journalist covers the Limpopo area and also specialises in coverage of women's football, including Banayana Banyana.