Bafana Bafana

Gould backs Bafana to qualify

2013-06-12 07:46
Morgan Gould (Gallo)
Johannesburg - Kaizer Chiefs defender Morgan Gould felt South Africa proved on Saturday they have a realistic chance of participating at the 2014 Soccer World Cup.

According to the Football411 website, Bafana Bafana kept their hopes alive of qualifying for the next year's showpiece in Brazil with a 3-0 win over the Central African Republic in Yaounde, Cameroon.

First-half goals from Chiefs duo Bernard Parker and Siphiwe Tshabalala got the South Africans off the perfect start, before this past season's PSL top-scorer Katlego Mashego sealed the points at the death.

With two rounds of qualifiers remaining, Bafana's trip to Addis Ababa on Sunday for their clash with Group A leaders Ethiopia is a must-win encounter.

After missing out as Amakhosi capped off their 2012/13 campaign with the double due to injury, Gould was unavailable for national selection by Gordon Igesund, but the 30-year-old isn't dwelling on his misfortunes.

The centre-back is instead wishing his countrymen all the best as they look to seal a ticket to football's ultimate spectacle in South America.

"It was a very good game, a very anxious one if you take it into context, and I think we did well. I think we lacked here and there with concentration, but that is something that they have worked on," Gould told MTN Football.

"(But) at the end of the day it's three points in the bag that will help us on route to Brazil."

He also made special mention of the contributions of his club-mates Reneilwe Letsholonyane and Itumeleng Khune at the weekend, adding: "Definitely for me [the best player was] Yeye, he showed what he is capable of, being the box-to-box midfielder that he is.

"Also Itumeleng Khune in his first game being the official captain, I think they did a good job."

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