Gordon Igesund pleased with Bafana Bafana's performance in 3-1 win over Malawi
Posted: 23 December 2012 Time: 13:10
Gordon Igesund says Bafana Bafana looked slightly ‘ragged’ against Malawi yesterday, but is pleased with the performance overall.
Bafana beat Malawi 3-1, with goals from Lehlohonolo Majoro and Siphiwe Tshabalala inside 10 minutes, and a May Mahlangu penalty in the second half.
Igesund now has three wins in six matches since taking over in July, and says he can see the team developing into a solid unit.
“I think it was a good performance in periods,” the coach says. “We started very well but then seemed to go on the defensive. I wanted us to keep going at all times but we lost our shape.
“The players were a bit ragged but that is completely understandable given they have just come off a hard first half of the season.”
Igesund is honing down to his final squad for the Afcon, but says he has not made up his mind on the bulk of his squad as yet.
“I don’t want to talk right now about certain players but I saw a lot of good things. All of them are fighting for places in the squad.”
He did, however, affirm that the style of play Bafana exhibited against The Flames is what he wants to see in the tournament in January.
“We want to play a high tempo, a quick passing game with a lot of movement in and around the opponent’s penalty box and to use the wings effectively.
“We did that. We did it quite well.”