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Igesund: It was tough

2012-10-17 07:46

Johannesburg - Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund feels that they did well against tough opposition after claiming a 2-1 win over Kenya in Nairobi on Tuesday, but admits that there are still areas that they need to work on.

"We played well against tough opposition, but there was also evidence of weakness in some areas. We will look at the mistakes and find ways of avoiding them in future," said Igesund.

The Bafana coach also says that the game has allowed him to get closer to making a final decision on the core of his squad ahead of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.

It was far from easy for the South Africans at the Nyayo National Stadium, as they came under a lot of pressure after Tokelo Rantie had given them the lead in the 19th minute.

The Harambee Stars came back into the game with 18 minutes to go after Bongani Khumalo had handled the ball in the area, which allowed Kenya captain Dennis Oliech to fire home from the spot.

The South Africans managed to scrape the win though after Bernard Parker took advantage at a throw-in before bouncing the ball off Kenya defender Christopher Wekesa's head for an own-goal three minutes later - which secured the win.

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Comments
  • collins.ntelele - 2012-10-17 08:14

    What is that Bennet Chenene and Lefa Tsutsulupa got to do to get a call up to that team,you moegoe.

      dhirshan.gobind - 2012-10-17 08:37

      nice to see the coach injecting some representivity into the team like other sporting codes, now more people will support them! good luck for afcon!

  • morne.vandyk.58 - 2012-10-17 08:20

    Shame, the only way Bafana can win a game is if the other team scores an own goal. Useless.

      mbuzi.khumbula - 2012-10-17 08:35

      i think you are too harsh. you must look at what led to the own goal, it was pressure of SA.

      zimbobwe.mugabe - 2012-10-17 08:45

      If the defender didn't score there was a bafana player behind him waiting for the ball. It's you either play it or leave for the man behind to finish. Another thing is I see Aaron Mokoena is back in the squad calling himself Bongani Khumalo. This boy is useless with no football basics and he gonna cost us a lot like Mokoena did. He is a cow I hope Morgan recovers and take his place.

      mark.richardson.3914207 - 2012-10-17 09:31

      whats all the fuss, it actually is a mess, after all kenya is 37th in africa and south africa is 19th in africa. how about playing the teams above 19th spot for a change

  • mart.botha - 2012-10-17 09:07

    Bafana needs to aim a lot higher and refuse to accept mediocrity. They must consider this an unsuccessful match as I believe the team can do better. It is not so much a case of physical talent as it is of mental conditioning. Pride, determination, comeraderie and 'hunting as a pack' is what will make them much better. Can Igesund get the best out of his men, can they fill their boots.....I think so ,but they as individuals and as a team must want it bad enough. They must want it so bad that they will do it for love and even be prepared to not earn wages (unrealistic of course but I hope I've made my point.)

      rodney.louis.7 - 2012-10-17 12:09

      If Bafana regards Kenya as tough then there is no hope .. lol

  • MrDinwiddie - 2012-10-17 09:25

    That was nowhere near tough. Afcon will be Mount Everest if things keep going on like this. Its time bafana adopted the AFRICAN style of football and do away with the South African style. It clearly isn't working and will cost the team further demotion in the African and Fifa rankings.

  • khathu.rasi - 2012-10-17 10:03

    And i thought Godon Ig select the layers according to form, But to my suprice i saw sundilands öf sundowns, i mean He has been scored plenty of goals why? Sumthing fishy there

  • khathu.rasi - 2012-10-17 10:03

    And i thought Godon Ig select the layers according to form, But to my suprice i saw sundilands öf sundowns, i mean He has been scored plenty of goals why? Sumthing fishy there

  • khathu.rasi - 2012-10-17 10:03

    And i thought Godon Ig select the layers according to form, But to my suprice i saw sundilands öf sundowns, i mean He has been scored plenty of goals why? Sumthing fishy there

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