Johannesburg - Pitso Mosimane was left to rue his team's wasted chances as he
watched Bafana Bafana play to a goalless draw against Senegal in an
international friendly at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Wednesday.
At the post match press conference Mosimane revealed he was happy
with the performance despite the draw, but at the same time admitted he
is has no illusions as to the pressure he is under to produce results.
He said: "'I think the team did well, we kept, attacking, we had
the right attitude. We created lots of chance and I think the boys did
''In my opinion I thought May (Mahlangu) could have wrapped it up
in the second minute. That could have changed our fortunes. Teko could
have also wrapped it up, but the same story we couldn't take them."
Mosimane lamented the fact that some of his players only arrived
in Durban on Tuesday, leaving him with a full squad for only one
''You need time to prepare. We need to experiment. Some boys only
arrived here on Tuesday. I need to try new formations but I don't have
Mosimane added that his strikers need to show more composure in
goalscoring situations but again reiterated his need for more time with
''We need a little bit more temperament in front of goal. But
with two sessions I can't train a team to score. I am doing my best.''
The former SuperSport United coach said that it was not in his
nature to play smaller teams just to try and register a big result.
''As a coach I don't want to bring small teams, that's not in my
character. I rather take the stress against the big teams. I don't want
to put four or five past a small team just to buy a win. It's a test of
Mosimane knows his position as Bafana boss will come under even
more scrutiny the closer we get to the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations and
the pressure is beginning to tell.
He exclaimed: "I am a human being as well. I have got kids and a family, they take the stress. It's not easy for me.''