Igesund: Bafana will go for it

Gordon Igesund says Bafana Bafana will not hold back against Angola in today's Africa Cup of Nations match

Posted: 23 January 2013 Time: 06:59 am

Gordon Igesund insists Bafana Bafana will show no signs of nerves and will not hold back against Angola tonight in their Africa Cup of Nations match.

Both teams head into the match knowing that anything other than a win could spell elimination from the tournament. South Africa were held in Group A's opening game by Cape Verde, while the Palancas Negras also battled to a goalless draw with Morocco.

Three points are essential, and as such, Igesund plans to make changes and play with a more positive approach.

"We will see a different type of game against Angola. We will be keeping the ball better, and not just rushing to release it. There will be more possession from us and we will be more patient," Igesund says.

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While the coach is aware that Bafana's opponents are a dangerous side, especially in attack, he plans to give his charges license to "go for it" at Moses Mabhida Stadium.

"Angola are a very useful team. Especially up front and with the three behind the forward, they can be hard to deal with. They are a very quick team and we need to mark them closely," he says.

"But while we will give them respect, we will be very offensive. I told the guys, ‘don't be scared to lose games. Because if you are worried about not losing, then you are not thinking of winning'. So we are going to go for it, and with the support of the crowd, I am confident we can get the result we need."

By Melissa Reddy in Durban

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Previous comments on this story...

The Phefeni Boy
posted: 07:04 am
Let's go boys.....it is a do or die today

asiyeni madoda.
Lord Vincent
posted: 07:07 am
Whoop-de-fcukn'-do
Milutin Sredojević (HLABARINTO)
posted: 07:09 am
You said the same thing prior the CV game mos...
Liqhame
posted: 07:10 am
We will! we will, I've heard this crap before and I'm becoming tired of it. You've been saying this since you took over and you have failed dismal becuase of your favouritism. You must do the right thing coach and maybe chiefs will employ you as their technical director.
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 07:13 am
Iam confindent of a win against Angola........we are touching down Durban at 12 noon....and no we are not wearing Zambia colours, we are in full Bafana Bafana gear.

Moses Mabhida will be full.

Good luck boys
El Sol
posted: 07:13 am
Should we draw/lose today SAFA will be in deep sh`th cause we'll invade the pitch& strangle these boys of ours to death, we (as a Nation) deserve better so please gents don't dissapoint us again, iwant you to make everyone think that Durban is our hunting ground •Good luck
pitshiza
posted: 07:18 am
Hahahahhahah Godini is a real comadian I took him 4 granted be4, I want to c how Khumalo will cope with "very quick team"
Navigator Wonder
posted: 07:18 am
Go for it on the field of play and stop yada yading on the media nxaaa I didn't support u but now for the love of my country I have no choice so stop telling us what u will do nxaaa remember what u said before Cape Verde game? Play Yeye and Ace u will see magic u bloody Drunken Master and stop smoking Nyaope Gordon nxaa!! 90% behind Bafana with 2 Kings Jali and Teko in the mix....once and always
obyjas
posted: 07:21 am
Less yadi yada please. Still waiting for the secret tactics. Ethiopia used its supporters to their benefit, learn to do the same. I saw Angola practice after the Bafana game on saturday. That how you instill tactical dicipline. Let's Go!!!
IbringIt/2012/13 Champ!!!
posted: 07:21 am
Yho kyakhulunywa lana hey! Lol.
@Ace
posted: 07:24 am
I love my contry and I love SA football supporters. Very passionate and positive. But the game is played in field 11vs11. I am sorry to day we will not win this game. This is simply based on our ability or should I say inability of our players to technical and tectical applying themselves in this simple game of football.
@Ace
posted: 07:26 am
I love my country and I love SA football supporters. Very passionate and positive. But the game is played in the field 11vs11. I am sorry to say we will not win this game. TMy analysis is simply based on our ability or should I say inability of our players to technical and tectical applying themselves in this simple game of football.
Champ Thabo Moroto(All Psl Trophies)
posted: 07:26 am
Mr GI please stop the skop 'n donnor footbaball because most of the players in that team are used to a carpet football.
Let's go boys and show Orlando Chipolopolo how it is done.

Not forgeting to tell the retards like El Kapionunu or whatever his name that we are going to win.
That Monkey (El kapiolokunu) ke lerete straight.
El Kampion
posted: 07:26 am
Now that KG has been booked a Putco bus back to Jozi parkstation and then a Inyathi to the airport maybe things might change for the better
IbringIt/2012/13 Champ!!!
posted: 07:31 am
MM will be electrifying this evening so we dont xpect anythng less than a drubbing,kunini si hosta yet we still shed tears as suppoters. Hai guys man brng it tu,Boots to leather and leather to net!
Tolly.ba.Thathe
posted: 07:32 am
How can u go for it without the right players? I mean there's no doubt that without Teko and King AJ15 Bafana Bajewa struggle to keep the ball and string those passes.

Perhaps, what can happen is for him to bring in Oupa Manyisa. Shabba must resign to the bench please. Play Mphela with either Parker or Rantie. Majocowro is usually effective coming from the bench.
El Kampion
posted: 07:35 am
Angola is a very organised team,they complement each other very well and are good going forward.

So Mr "secret tactics", today must be the day where you unleash your "secret tactics'....asifune masimba,we are watching you like a hawk
Tolly.ba.Thathe
posted: 07:35 am
We can only come out tops if we play to our potential and that is skill. Imagine if you have your Sereros, Manyisa, Ranties, Parkers against tall, bully defenders...they will struggle against our small boys.

It's just that our coach as well can be nervous at times no wonder I wish he could have joined KG and Chabangu (sorry for him).
El Sol
posted: 07:38 am
Angola plays Manucho as a lone striker so we defensively we should'nt have problems,tell your centre backs not to play long balls only Khune is entitled to that since his are always accurate, Gaxa must start @RB/ swop Matlaba to that side & use Masilela @LB, Start Serero ahead of Phala/Shabba &sub him @ halftime since he's not 100% fit,let killer start with Rantie upfront &use Parker as a link between abo Yeye &strikers.
Khune
Sangwen•Cowmalo(asna choice)
Gaxa/Matlaba. Masilela.
/Manyesa/
YEYE
Serero.

Parker
Rantie
Killer
Subs. May 4 Serero,Majoro 4 Rantie& Shabba S Parker
Tolly.ba.Thathe
posted: 07:39 am
Nna I will not reduce myself to a level of advancing the notion that the Bafana Bajewa squad comprise of the best and quality players the country have at the moment. This is not true reflection of the quality of players the PSL only can offer. There are lot more players who are better than boKG who were left out...for what...only GI and his Bobby's Dogs supporters know.

I maintain that these players are not all the best players and fearlessly so.
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