Da Gama rues defensive Angola

Bafana

Bafana had over 60 percent of the possession in the game, but bar a few half-chances, never really troubled the visitors.

The home side’s effort was not helped by nine changes from the side that beat Guinea-Bissau on Saturday, which included three debutants in Phakamani Mahlambi, Luther Singh and Diamond Thopola. It meant some of the rhythm from the weekend win was not there.

"They obviously knew our type of football that we play, but they just depended on the counter-attack and it was ultra-defensive,” Da Gama told SABC TV. "Second-half, we dominated, we took control of the game but we just couldn't get that one goal.

"We had to look at all the players. We had to give them an opportunity, but Angola were ultra-defensive. They were defending with six defenders at any given time.”

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