Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund says he expects a difficult game against Mozambique tomorrow evening at the Mbombela stadium in Mpumalanga. The coach addressed journalists after the team's training session at the stadium.
Igesund says he will try to give game time to all the players in an attempt to get a winning combination. The coach says despite the 1-0 loose against Brazil, Bafana Bafana gained a lot from the encounter.
“The players are ready to go, the competitiveness for places in the team is very very strong. I'm happy about that as well and the atmosphere amongst our players is good. So I'll go back to the hotel now, and see what we can do put the team together, try one or two situations. But we'll see, as I say the biggest picture here is we haven't got enough time before the African Cup of Nations. That's what our big picture is.”
Khune has praised the team's defensive effort
Despite his team losing to Brazil, Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune has praised the team's defensive effort. Khune, who pulled some spectacular saves to keep the tourists in the game, said: "Credit must go to my defenders who listened to the instructions I gave them."
"We never gave Neymar much time on the ball, we discussed this beforehand and did exactly that. We wanted him to play the ball back because he's dangerous and can take on five or six defenders by himself. He didn't have the best of games, but we had watched him on TV and we knew he was a threat, and we managed to do well against him," Khune said. -Additional reporting SAPA