Posted: November 17, 2018
Steve Komphela feels that Bafana Bafana is struggling to attract large crowds into home games because there is a lot of negativity around the team.
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Bafana will hope to make the home counter cash when he hosts Group E leaders in Nigeria in the penultimate World Cup 2019 qualifier at FNB Stadium on Saturday (15:00).
With Stuart Baxter's side falling under fire because he failed to qualify for major matches like the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the previous AFCON, many South Africans have moderated their support for Bafana.
Komphela argues that a change of mind between his compatriots, especially the media, is necessary "for the sake of progress".
"One thing I did, too, we are too negative, you have to listen to the commentary, the analysis and everything about Bafana," said coach Celtic Bloemfontein.
"Some are looking for a negative angle. Can we only be positive and help these children and the coach?
"After that, guys [media] ask "why people do not come to the stadium?" My man, how will I go to a place that is negative? Because the whole issue draws on negativity, so that people can hear you and do things.
"It's wrong, just for the sake of progress, to be positive, invite people, come when it's positive, but we're busy talking a lot of negative things and asking," Why is the Moses Mabhida's stadium empty? "
"You made Mabhida empty by selling the game in a negative way, just that is and it is a sad fact that we become so hypocritical we condemn things and want the same thing to be turned into compliment." We should never help the nation. "
Mr Komphela added: "We wish Stuart to be the best and let's be realistic and support him, but he is far off." Society immediately commented, society is judged immediately, society is so impatient, but we have a product that is ready Can we look forward to getting results? We have to be patient. Now there is nothing like building and all this, now you judge. "
Bafana needs a victory against the Super Eagles to ensure he qualifies for Cameroon in 2019 with a game to free Libya.
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