Cape Town - Former South African defender Matthew Booth believes Bafana Bafana need another striker in the mould of Benni McCarthy or Shaun Bartlett.
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According to Soccer Laduma, Booth admits that the qualifying stage and the actual tournament are different ball games considering Bafana’s exodus.
“Leading up to the AFCON we were doing well, however playing in qualifiers and friendlies, and being in the tournament is a different ball game together,” said Booth.
Booth represented Bafana during the 2010 World Cup staged in South Africa and the lanky defender feels that the squad needs scoring strikers.
“The quality of football is higher, and level is more intense.
“Perhaps that is where we were found wanting. Goal scoring has been troubling us for many years and this time it was no different, we definitely need another Benni McCarthy or Shaun Bartlett.”
The player turned analyst, is confident that the squad will take lessons from being knocked out and will come back stronger since the team is so young.