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."
Photo courtesy of www.bnreporter.com
Burnley Football Club has secured the signing of Norwegian midfielder, Fredrik Ulvestad, on a three year contract, following the 22-year-old’s impressive skills during training at Turf Moor.
Orlando Pirates midfielder, Sifiso Myeni, has said that his team should not underestimate Chippa United, when they clash in their Premier Soccer League (PSL) match at the Orlando Stadium this evening.
Toyota Free State Cheetah coach, Naka Drotske, has announced his team who will be taking on the Cell C Sharks for their Super Rugby match in Bloemfontein on Saturday afternoon.
DHL Western Province Stormers coach, Allister Coetzee, is worried about the availability of lock, Eben Etzebeth for this week’s Super Rugby match.
Cell C Sharks Director of Rugby, Gary Gold, has defended centre Frans Steyn’s aggressive tactics used in the Super Rugby match against the DHL Western Province Stormers at Newlands on Saturday.
Platinum Stars coach, Allan Freese, has praised his team for their hard fought 1-0 victory against Moroka Swallows, in their ABSA Premiership Soccer League (PSL) match at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Sunday.
Emirates Golden Lions coach, Johan Ackermann, has announced his team that will be facing the Blues for their 2015 Super Rugby match at the North Harbour Stadium in Auckland on Saturday.
Toyota Free State Cheetahs fullback, Willie le Roux, has said that there currently is good energy within his team, who are preparing for their fourth 2015 Super Rugby match against the Vodacom Blue Bulls at the Free State Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The Emirates Golden Lions Rugby Union has let former Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Madibaz coach, Brent Janse van Rensburg, out of his current contract in order for him to join the Eastern Province Kings as their defence coach.
- Summerstrand man sends cops on wild goose chase after prostitute steals car
- VIDEO: Marchers descend on Port Elizabeth Magistrate's Court for Pastor Tim Omotoso appearance
- Survey reveals who were behind anti-Zuma marches and why
- East London woman scarred for life after horror abortion at illegal clinic
- Man arrested for brutally axing an elderly woman and her granddaughter to death