Carrow Road

Next Game

Norwich v C Palace

Saturday, 08 August 2015, 15:00

Barclays Prem

S Africa give up on Surman

South Africa have abandoned their quest to get Norwich City midfielder Andrew Surman to play for them at the African Cup of Nations finals.

Last Updated: 11/11/12 at 12:48 Post Comment

Andrew Surman: Rebuffs approach from South Africa coach Gordon Igesund

Andrew Surman: Rebuffs approach from South Africa coach Gordon Igesund

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Coach Gordon Igesund travelled to try and persuade the Johannesburg-born Surman - who began his career at Southampton - to commit his international future to South Africa but says he met with a lukewarm response.

"I believe he didn't show us the interest and passion we had expected from those wanting to play for Bafana Bafana," said Igesund.

"I got the feeling that he is not ready to commit to us so will not be pursuing that mission anymore.

Surman has been capped four times at England Under-21 level but, but under FIFA rules, is still eligible to play for South Africa at full international level should he so desire.

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

T

his is all good fun, but anyone who thinks United are 4th best in England for anything more than a blip is properly f***ing mental. And Domenech is properly f***ing mental.

megabrow (cufc)
Schneiderlin must join United - Domenech

I

f the answer is Matt Phillips, the question should never be Who is one of your major transfer targets?

jelasfirsttouch
The Twosome Gossip

I

s this Chris Smalling playing the 'Race' card?

hump3.
Smalling wants United race

Footer 365

Roberto Firmino eyeing trophy success at Liverpool after saying bye to Hoffenheim

Liverpool's £29m summer signing Roberto Firmino hopes to celebrate "a lot of success" at Anfield and 'can't wait test himself in the Premier League'.

Manchester United 'agree Matteo Darmian fee with Torino'

Manchester United have agreed a fee with Torino for Italy right-back Matteo Darmian, according to Sky Italia sources.

Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba not joining Barcelona this year

Barcelona have insisted they are "not planning" a move for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba this calendar year.

Mail Box

Doesn't Delph To Arsenal Make More Sense?

We have reaction to our Top Ten regarding Philipp Lahm and Dave Mackay, why we all love Harry Kane, Fabian Delph to Arsenal and what United can get away with...

Why Is Kane More Likeable Than Carrick?

A Mailbox which covers topics including Harry Kane, Sergio Aguero, Robin van Persie, handballs, transfer reporting and Rodgers bingo. It's not us being mean...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company