“I was playing for my country. And I can tell you there were reasons for that performance.
“But at the time he broke me — he literally broke me. But God is great because this story has a happy ending — this prince got his little crown at the end.”
Josephs said he was not ready to play in the tournament as he was fatigued and had been given a holiday by his club, Bidvest Wits, and was called back from that by Bafana coach Gordon Igesund to play in the Chan.
In a wide-ranging interview Josephs relayed the background to various events in his playing career. These included when he had to fight a doping ban related to his asthma pump early in his career in 2005, anda disagreement he had over that with then-Ajax Cape Town coach Igesund, and an interaction with Uruguay’s Diego Forlan during the 2010 World Cup.
Josephs played for Ajax, Wits in two stints, Pirates and AmaZulu. Post-playing he has worked as a goalkeeper coach for AmaZulu.
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