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Bafana lacking leadership - Mashaba

2015-03-31 17:00
Shakes Mashaba (Supplied)

Mbombela - Following their 1-1 draw against Nigeria this past weekend, Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba believes his charges are still lacking a player with leadership qualities in the heat of battle to motivate the players when the team lack momentum.

Mashaba hinted that Bafana’s performance in the closing stages of the encounter was not pleasing as the wind was taken out of their sails immediately after Andile Jali missed a penalty in the second half.

The former Black Leopards mentor insisted that his team dominated the Super Eagles until that fateful moment which also led to Nigeria breaking the deadlock through a well taken strike by Ahmed Musa.

However, the 64-year-old tactician also said that lack of good leadership qualities gave his technical team areas for concern.

"Three quarters of the game we were all over those guys," said Mashaba.

"We were all over them and dominating the match until we missed a penalty.

"You will always get such situations when you play games.

"That’s why we will always need leaders on the field.

"A player will can lead the team and also push them when the spirit is down.

"It’s a good thing that it is a second time this happen and it will give us calls for concern."

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