Mathoho: Bafana buoyed by record run


Bafana player ratings vs Guinea-Bissau

Bafana's 3-1 win over Guinea-Bissau in Durban on Saturday was their 16th straight match without a defeat, bettering a mark set 21 years ago.

However, the victory came at a cost as Kaizer Chiefs' Mathoho, [skin abrasion], Thulani Hlatshwayo [ankle], Dean Furman [groin] and Andile Jali [shoulder dislocation] all sustained injuries, and are doubtful for tomorrow's friendly with Angola in East London (19h00).

“Yes, we are on an excellent run," Mathoho is quoted as saying on his club's website. "The unbeaten record is great motivation."

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Mathoho enjoyed the outing against the Wild Dogs at Moses Mabhida Stadium despite picking up a knock.

“It was a nice match. They gave us good competition. We learned a lot and picked up a few elements to enrich our preparation for future games.

“All the players enjoyed the game. The team spirit was high. We fought as a unit to win the match.

“In the first 10 minutes they gave us a problem in the middle of the park. However, we were quick to identify that and fix it. The same nearly happened towards the end, but again we handled them well.”

The centre-back added: “We are ready for the game against Angola. It’s our aim to use these friendlies to be ready for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers.”

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