Johannesburg - Kaizer Chiefs defender Morgan Gould felt South Africa proved on
Saturday they have a realistic chance of participating at the 2014 Soccer World
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
With two rounds of qualifiers remaining, Bafana's trip to Addis
Ababa on Sunday for their clash with Group A leaders Ethiopia is a
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
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
"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."