Igesund analysing opponents
Johannesburg - Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund revealed he is thoroughly
analysing their Group A opponents for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
which kicks off this Saturday at the National Stadium.
According to the football411.com website, the hosts will take on Cape Verde, Angola and Morocco on the
19th, 23rd and 27th of January respectively as they look to book their
place in the quarter-finals.
Last week, Igesund had the opportunity to watch the Blue Sharks
take on Nigeria in a friendly international, as well as his former team
"I've got a video, a DVD of every single player from Cape Verde,
individuals, and from Morocco and I watch them all the time. You know
what a player likes to do, so they can't work it out and it makes it a
bit tougher for them," Igesund said.
"It's not about what the team can put out, but much more about
who's going to be playing, so they can plan a game. As a coach you know
the opposition, you know their weaknesses and strengths of every single
Bafana drew 0-0 with Algeria in their last warm-up match on
Saturday and Igesund is not fazed by the lack of goals, instead focusing
on the team's showing.
"Overall I'm very happy with the performance, which was all I was
worried about, the performance heading into Cape Verde. I've been
saying all along we're going to be ready by the time that game (first
AFCON game) comes," he added.