South Africa face a must-win scenario following draws in their first two matches of the campaign, and Igesund insists he has gone to great lengths to find out more about the ‘Wild Beasts’.
“I’m very, very aware of them at the moment, and in this next week I have to pass the information onto my players,” the coach says in relation to KickOff.com’s question.
“I’ve watched continuously a lot of their tapes against Egypt and especially against Burkina Faso, so we do know a lot about them. Both the DVDs I watched they were [playing] at home, so obviously they might play a bit more defensively when they get here.
“But most of their players – with the exception of two – play in Europe, so they have a formidable team and they’re not ranked where they are because they’re slouches.”
Igesund acknowledges that qualifying for the 2014 World Cup will be tough, especially considering the four dropped points from two games, but he is up for the challenge of turning things around.
“Unfortunately I’ve inherited a situation where we only have two points, so it will be a tough, tough task [to qualify for the 2014 World Cup],” he says.
“We’re in a situation where we have to win almost every game, depending on other results, but we want to try and get to a point where it’s [qualification] in our hands.”