Johannesburg - Orlando Pirates midfielder Oupa Manyisa's cameo appearance for
South Africa at the weekend earned special mention from national coach
According to the Football411.com website, Manyisa was a second-half substitution for Bafana Bafana against
the Central African Republic in Saturday's 2-0 victory at Cape Town
It was a must-win match for the South Africans, who earned a
valuable three points towards their bid to secure qualification for next
year's World Cup in Brazil.
"I was happy tonight with Oupa Manyisa when he came on, he put
the foot on the ball, he kept it nicely," Igesund told the media
following Saturday's match.
"I'm still learning a lot about my players and they are learning a
lot about each other as well so this was a very very important game and
the nice thing about Sautday's game is that I know what we have to do
when we go and play them (CAR) there.
South Africa initially went top of Group A with their recent win,
but Ethiopia's triumph over Botswana on Sunday moved them back into
Nevertheless, Igesund has backed his team to pick up another
three points against the Wild Beasts in their own back-yard next time
"I'm confident that we can go there and get the points as well
because we are better than this team in a lot of departments and we
won't get carried away, we will keep working hard and let's hope," he