Bafana Bafana

Jordaan fully behind Bafana

2014-05-28 16:04
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Danny Jordaan (Gallo)
Auckland - South African Football Association (SAFA) president Danny Jordaan believes Bafana Bafana's players have been buoyed by their performance against Australia earlier in the week and they will be more ambitious heading into the friendly match against New Zealand on Friday.

Bafana’s youthful team played to a 1-1 draw against the Socceroos in Sydney on Monday.

Ayanda Patosi was on target for Gordon Igesund’s charges before Kaizer Chiefs defender, Eric Mathoho, deflected Tim Cahill’s header into his own net.

Speaking to SABC Radio News on Wednesday, Jordaan said the national team will be more motivated heading into the All Whites clash.

“They will go to New Zealand fully motivated,” said Jordaan.

“Considering that they were playing against a team that is going to participate at the World Cup.

“They really played well against Australia.

“Their build-up to the goal they scored was so magnificent.

“It was well constructed.”

Jordaan will be unavailable for the All Whites encounter as he is heading back to the country for a crucial SAFA national executive committee meeting to decide on the future of Bafana head coach, Igesund, which is set to take place at their head offices in Nasrec, Johannesburg on Saturday.

The last time the two sides met was at the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup in South Africa at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace.

Bafana won the match 2-0 under the reign of Joel Santana, with Bernard Parker scoring a brace.

Kick-off for Friday's game in Auckland is at 09:30 (SA time).

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