South Africa coach wants Norwich City midfielder Andrew Surman

South Africa coach Gordon Igesund will try again to persuade Norwich midfielder Andrew Surman to play for him at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.

Surman has been approached in the past by the Bafana Bafana but is understood to be reluctant to play for the country of his birth given the travelling involved.

However, Igesund plans to meet up with the 26-year-old and discuss the options.

'I believe the previous coach spoke to him (Surman) on the phone but he didn't go to see him so we need to find out what his plans are,' said Igesund.

'I'm not sure if his scenario has changed but it would be nice. We have the Nations Cup on home soil coming up so it would be a great opportunity for him. We'll have a chat and see want his intentions are.'


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