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Football | Bafana Bafana

Gordon Igesund © Gallo Images

Igesund admits disappointment



Following a dreary 0-0 draw against Cape Verde in the opening game of the 2013 Afcon on Saturday, South African coach Gordon Igesund admits he was disappointed with his side and his players’ performances.

“I am very disappointed with the first half – a lot of the players didn’t come to the party,” said the Bafana coach before blaming the lack of creativity as the reason for no goals being scored.

“The first half, for me, was a waste of 45 minutes. The second half was better, we got our foot on the ball and passed it a lot better, but it was still not very good.

“The midfield was lacking and we never created enough opportunities in front of goal.”

Igesund went on to add that he felt his players were a little too nervous and because of that they played in a way he had never seen before the match against Cape Verde

“The guys looked like they were panicking. We need to be a lot more patient,” added the South African mentor.

“The guys were very, very nervous today. I have never seen them like this since I have had them. We have to go for it now against Angola.

“Today I wanted to be very offensive, I wanted to take the game to them, but some of the players didn’t rise to the occasion.”

South Africa will next play Angola in Group B on Wednesday, January 23rd, at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban.

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