Bafana Bafana bound

Following in the footsteps of Lucas Radebe, Leeds United’s latest South African hero, Davide Somma could be set to make his international debut after his impressive run of form set the alarm bells off in Camp Bafana Bafana.

South Africa’s coach, Pitso Mosimane was in Europe recently scouting South African players ahead of The Nelson Mandela Challenge game to be held in Cape Town later this month. Unfortunately for Mosimane, Leeds United didn’t play during his visit but it could be just as well if the manager’s geography is as weak as African Soccer website, who seem to think Leeds is a suburb of London!

Despite the unfortunate timing of his visit, Mosimane is still giving serious consideration to Davide;

“The main purpose of the trip was to go and watch as many players as possible, including Somma, but I heard that he won’t be playing this past weekend so I ended up not going to England.

“…Having not seen Somma in action does not mean he is out of contention for the friendly in Cape Town, I might bring him down to have a closer look at him, but that is something I am still discussing with my technical team.”

Great news then for Davide, but not so great for Leeds United. The game is due to be played on Wednesday the 17th of November, which is right between the visit of Bristol (13/11) and our trip to Norwich (20/11). Whilst there is a few days either side of the fixture, a return trip to South Africa and three games in a week might be a little too much for Leeds’ liking?