Windhoek - Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba admits that his troops showed character throughout the
COSAFA Cup and it paid dividends at the end of the Southern Hemisphere
spectacle in Namibia.
South Africa recorded a fourth regional crown in their history after defeating Botswana 3-2 in
the cup final courtesy of Thabiso Kutumela strike
and a brace by Gift Motupa.
The entertaining clash was played at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Saturday, June 25.
said he was weary of a possibility of going to the post-match penalty
shoot-out as Bafana won their previous games only on penalties and they
wanted to win the final inside the regulation time.
start by saying congratulations to my boys, they really showed some character
in them,” said Mashaba.
“I mean in
the whole tournament since we started, we were coming from a goal down to win
our matches and that shows the character within the players is there.
final) was a good match after all and I’m sure that the fans enjoyed the final
and the only thing we were avoiding was to go to the penalty shoot-outs.
past two games that we played prior to the final were decided on penalties.”