The Bafana Bafana coach led his side to a morale boosting 2-0 friendly win over Mozambique last night, which marked his first victory in only his second game in charge.
"My mission is to make this team a machine by 2013. I want them to have an identity and be sure about which direction they are heading into," Igesund said.
Much of the team's perennial habits occurred on Wednesday night at the Mbombela Stadium as Igesund's charges found the back of the net as early as the seventh minute of the match, but then went on to miss a host of scoring chances.
"I needed that early goal. The attitude of the players was fantastic. I could see that they wanted to score the second goal immediately after netting the first.
"I am pleased because they were very professional about their business tonight.
"Right now the players are scared to make mistakes. We had the Mozambicans under pressure but we missed some chances. We scored two goals and I am happy with that but I know that there could have been more," the four time PSL League-winning coach said.
"We elaborate in the wrong areas of the field sometimes. I would have loved to see the boys camp more inside their [Mozambique] big box but that is something that we will be working out."