Phiri hails Bafana's patience

SA National Teams

Bafana Bafana midfielder Lebogang Phiri insist they did not lose confidence after missing early chances against Sudan.

Phiri got his first start in the Bafana shirt and rewarded the faith shown in him by coach Molefi Ntseki with a crucial goal that sealed three points in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

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"I think today we came out and proved that we want to win this game, it's an important one, of course we went down in the first game, we needed to rectify our mistakes and I think we played as a collective, that resulted in us winning today," Phiri told on SABC.

"For us as players it proved that at the end of the first half we got a goal, so we don't look down on everything that was happening, we kept pushing.

"We knew that if we keep on working hard we'll get the goal eventually.

"It's a morale-booster, it's very important for us to bounce back after the Ghana game, going into the next game it's important that we get the win, we could've got more goals but going forward it's a very good booster for us," he said.