Goal.com spoke with former Bafana Bafana coach, Trott Moloto, who was in charge of the Bafana team that reached the semifinals of the 2000 Africa Cup of Nations
Moloto said that he was impressed with the way Bafana's defenders pushed forward in search of the equalizer when the score was 2-1.
“Our defence pushed forward nicely. I was impressed because they knew that it is also their responsibility to score goals,” said Moloto.
On Bafana’s qualification to the quarterfinals, Moloto said that everybody expected Bafana to qualify because the majority of the players in Gordon Igesund’s squad play in the PSL. Hence they understand the conditions more than anyone else.
“I am not surprised at all that Bafana will now play in the quarterfinals, and I won’t be surprised if they win all their remaining matches because these are PSL players and they understand the nature of the pitch that different stadiums have,” he said.
However, Moloto, who works for Mamelodi Sundowns, said that Bafana players should work harder because the real competition has just started.
“The real competition has begun because we don’t know our opponents in the next game and this is where the excitement of the tournament comes from,” said Moloto.
“Bafana needs to work harder now, they need to double their effort because the nation is behind them,” added Moloto.