Following their goalless stalemate against Congo, Bafana Bafana coach Shakes
Mashaba said their opponents came with a game plan of picking up a point as they defended in numbers throughout the game.
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came here with a game plan,” said Mashaba at the post-match press conference.
game plan was to frustrate us and get a draw and they succeeded.
could see from the first whistle that they were here to defend.
only attacked with few players here and there and you could see that whenever
Tokelo Rantie was in possession he was always surrounded by five players.
former Black Leopards mentor also stressed that his attacking midfielder,
Thulani Serero, had an off-day at the office, but he couldn't point
fingers at the Ajax Amsterdam playmaker as he was always targeted.
(Serero) was not in the game at all.
mind was not focused on the game, but I can’t blame him.
was always targeted by the Congolese defenders.
aim was to kick him and you can’t focus under those situations.”
Despite the draw, Bafana
maintained their top spot in Group A of the 2015
African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers.