Back to the basics - Mashaba

BY NATALI IVERSON - JANUARY 28, 2015

Bafana Bafana head coach, Shakes Mashaba, has said that his team needs to go back to the “basics of playing football,” after losing 2-1 against Ghana in their last African Cup of Nations (AFCON) match on Tuesday evening.

The South African team has now “crashed out” of the 2015 AFCON, with a very disappointed coach saying that his squad did their best to beat Ghana, but that all hope disappeared during the second half. 

“In the second half, in the first 10 minutes we started to sit back. We tried to push them out, made changes, but it didn't work out,” Mashaba said.

"We need to go back to our basics of playing football, when to do things, how to do them, and where to do them."

Throughout the tournament, Bafana could not hold onto the lead for very long, with Mashaba adding citing this as one of the areas which needs focusing on.

"We need that ability to kill off a game, which is one of the things I am talking about when we say the basics.

"We needed to take our time, but we were knocking it back to them and that's where the problem was coming from."

 

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