Phokeng - Following their second consecutive COSAFA Cup defeat on Wednesday, Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba has admitted that his charges are still finding it difficult to score goals.
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Bafana will play no further part in the Southern Hemisphere tournament after losing 5-4 on penalties to Malawi in the semi-finals at Moruleng Stadium.
Mashaba again praised his boys for their ‘impressive’ performance despite their loss, citing that it is normal in South Africa to fail to hit the target in front of goal.
“The boys played very well again, it was a good exposure for them,” said Mashaba.
“I mean it’s for the first time most of them are playing at this level, we have to understand that.
“Once it gets to the penalties, we all know that it’s a lottery and anyone can win it.
“If you look at our football in the country generally, scoring goals is a problem.
“And we don’t expect it to be rectified at this highest level but it’s not only a South African problem but a worldwide problem.”