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Igesund seeks to put on some gloss



Gordon Igesund attempted to put some gloss on South Africa’s defeat to Norway in Tuesday’s friendly international as he digested the match in the post-game press conference.

The Bafana boss insisted there were many positives to take out of the game and that he was not disappointed with the result – although he was obviously at pains to project a perky personality after the Scandinavian visitors snuck a 1-0 win.

“We’ve got to see the big picture and got to look at a lot of the different situations in the game.

“We’ve got time still to make sure we are ready for the Nations Cup,” he insisted after the penultimate warm-up game for the host nation before next week’s opening game of the continental championship.

“We will get it right, we created a lot of chances and although it was important to win, we were unlucky. On any other night, the ball might have dropped better for us and the result would have been different,” Igesund added in a reference to missed chances from Katlego Mphela and Thuso Phala on both sides of halftime.

The coach admitted, however, the side needs to use dominant possession better. “We kept going sideways but that will change. We’ve got 10 more days to train on this.

“I was not unhappy. We worked hard over the last week and I’ve fixed up the team a little bit. Overall I’ve seen a huge improvement.”



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