Bafana coach Gordon Igesund spoke about the confident mood in the camp, the injuries and most importantly that he wants to build a winning momentum to progress to the quarterfinal
Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund believes that his squad is in the right frame of mind to face Morocco in their last Group A match. It's a completely different mood since last week when South Africa were struggling to score, and the team was under immense pressure.
“The boys are looking good. They are all excited and positive. In actual fact this was the best training session that I have ever had with them after the win against Angola. They are all showing strong character,” said Igesund.
The coach also hinted that there might not be any further changes from his previous starting line-up apart from the forced change with the injured Tokelo Rantie, while Lehlohonolo Majoro is ruled out from the match day squad completely.
“Both the players are injured and most definitely Majoro will not be coming in. As for Rantie he has been running some medical tests and the doctor said we can risk him. That is something that I will have to think about,” he said.
Morocco have made it quite clear that they will be going all out to get the maximum points required for their progression, while Igesund looked quite cool to face up with his counterpart.
“We know they will be coming hard at us, but we are not going to allow them to change our game plan. We are confident everything is in place and we are here to win.
“We will continue where we left off in the Angola game, and build from there,” he said.
Despite the fact that Bafana will come into this match as favourites Igesund insisted that there is still a lot of work to be done to justify the tag.
“We must not shy away from the fact that Morocco is a good side and they will be coming to this match to win. I have told my players not to get carried away, but to continue working as hard as they did,” he said.