Bafana top of the AFCON log
Bafana Bafana coach, Ephraim 'Shakes' Mashaba, has said that his side is improving, after beating Congo-Brazzaville 2-0 in their African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier in Pointe-Noire on Saturday.
Bafana have now topped the log in Group A, having seven points after playing three games.
"I am happy to have beaten Congo for the second time," Mashaba said after the game.
"The first time I was a stand-in coach. We defeated them 1-0, today it was two and I hope the next time it will be three. But it shows there is some improvement from the coaches, we are getting somewhere. It also shows we are on track with our vision."
Strikers Bongani Ndulula and Tokelo Rantie each scored a goal in the second half, only three minutes apart, with Ndulula in the 52nd minute and Rantie in the 55th minute of the game.
"If you look at the personnel we brought in, they looked good. Youngster Rivaldo Coetzee was outstanding and Reneilwe Letsholonyane gave us what we wanted,” Mashaba said.
"Going forward we will bring in one or two more players, because we are building a new side and I hope it will bring more results."
Bafana will be facing Congo again on Wednesday, the 15th of October, at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane. This could be the deciding match for the South African team.
"This result has led us to the good and the bad - players when they have taken a lead, they're showboating and it's a tough thing to get it out of them.
"They are booming with confidence and it nearly cost us. If it was not for Senzo Meyiwa they would have scored a goal or two."
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