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On merit, Lakay should be in Bafana squad, says Downs co-coach


On merit, Lakay should be in Bafana squad, says Downs co-coach

The Mamelodi Sundowns left-back has been unfortunate in not being called up to recent Bafana squads

Sports reporter

Lyle Lakay should be in the national squad for the crucial back-to-back 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Ethiopia in October if the Bafana Bafana coaches use “meritocracy” to select the team.

This was the view of outspoken Mamelodi Sundowns co-coach Rulani Mokwena after Lakay played his sixth successive match in all competitions for the champions, as they cruised past TS Galaxy 3-0 at Loftus in Pretoria on Sunday to take leadership of the DStv Premiership.

Mokwena was asked by a journalist to offer his views about Lakay’s omission from the national squad after the match, where the left-back featured in a back four that played its fourth successive Premiership match without conceding a goal. Belgian coach Hugo Broos announced his 34-man preliminary Bafana squad on Tuesday and Mokwena would have been disappointed that Lakay’s name was missing...

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