Goal.com South Africa spoke with Siphiwe Tshabalala about Bafana’s performance in the opening match against Cape Verde on Saturday night
Bafana Bafana’s most capped player in this year’s Afcon, Siphiwe Tshabalala spoke to Goal.com South Africa about his disappointment of the teams performance against Cape Verde. Shabba explained that they didn’t expect a walk in the park against Cape Verde, but believes that they should have done better to threaten the opposition goal.
“Cape Verde is a good side with strong players and we wanted to win this Afcon opener, but it wasn’t meant to be. We are very disappointed that we couldn’t score to secure maximum points, but we should be grateful with this one point,” said Tshabalala.
Shabba said the focus is now on their next game against Angola at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban. Bafana have previously enjoyed playing in front of a nearly sold out capacity in Durban and the Kaizer Chiefs midfielder is hopeful that South African fans will come in their numbers on Wednesday.
“It is always a pleasure to play in Durban because we know that our supporters always come in numbers. This is a difficult time for everyone and the players need the support from the fans. The result against Cape Verde is already behind us and our main focus is on Angola,” concluded Siphiwe Tshabalala, who won his 74th cap for Bafana Bafana.