Cape Town - South
Africa coach Shakes Mashaba admits he was impressed by Lehlohonolo Majoro's
form after the striker's introduction against Nigeria led to the hosts'
equaliser on Sunday.
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The Orlando Pirates forward had come under criticism
following a below-par performance during the 3-1 win over Swaziland last week
and found himself amongst the substitutes in Nelspruit at the weekend.
However, the 28-year-old came on as a 73rd-minute
replacement for Tokelo Rantie and played a key role in Bafana Bafana's
injury-time leveler against the Super Eagles after his initial shot had been
parried into the path of Bongani Zungu, who duly slammed home.
Speaking after the game, Mashaba said: "If you look at
the kind of goals he (Majoro) scores for his team, classy goals, he finishes
“When we brought him on (against Nigeria) we saw that our
two strikers (Rantie and Sibusiso Vilakazi) didn't have even one shot at goal.
“He made good runs, peeled off nicely from the defenders and
also pulled them away from their positions.
“But I think at that time fatigue was starting to tell on
our players and they couldn't be sharper in supporting him."