Bafana face tournament debutants Cape Verde on Saturday at the National Stadium.
Igesund says he has reserved working on dead ball situations for this week because 'set-pieces are an element of surprise' that he didn't want being employed in the friendly games that his team has played in the lead up to the tournament.
"Set-pieces are obviously an element of surprise and I haven't had time to do them," says Igesund.
"I have told myself that instead of doing them in our games which have been live on television which would have meant the opposition gets to know what we are planning I thought it would be better to do them at training. Set-pieces are one of the important elements of the game and we will have time to do them this week.
"These guys are professionals and will be able to do what we practice at training. It is not too late," says Igesund, who has also been stretching his options in the friendly games played to date.
"It has been important for me to see certain situations leading up to now which is why I even tried out Dean Furman in an advanced role (Algeria game) which he wasn't as comfortable playing in that advanced role like a player like Yeye (Reneilwe Letsholonyane) but I needed to see all this. It is important that I get to know how certain players cope in different situations so that when I want them in I know how they will play," he says.
The 56 year-old coach adds that his training will be opposition orientated.
"We have to prepare a team to play the opposition and not just train and train. We have to know how they play and find ways to exploit them. Obviously I know those areas and we will work on that and find ways of how to play technically in between the lines. I am very sure of my team that I will be starting against Cape Verde," adds Igesund.
The only injury worry after the weekend's game was Anele Ngcongca who was substituted at half-time as a precautionary measure due to discomfort on his ankle.