South Africa coach Pitso Mosimane pleased with performance despite loss to Zimbabwe

The Bafana Bafana trainer was pleased with his players' following their loss to the Warriors, as many were gaining their first caps with the squad
South Africa coach Pitso Mosimane is not disappointed with his team’s overall performance against Zimbabwe last night, despite their 2-1 defeat.

South Africa scored through Bradley Grobler’s in the first half, but two goals from Germany-based striker Knowledge Musona in the second period won the match for the Warriors.

Mosimane, who left out nine of his regulars against a full-strength Zimbabwean outfit, feels that his young, largely inexperienced players gave a good account of themselves in tough, unfamiliar conditions and deserved to walk away with at least a draw.

“I am very happy with the performance; I think we made a mistake in the second half and lost because of that, but I believe we deserved a second goal and a draw would have been fair for us,” Mosimane told the Herald newspaper soon after the match.

He added that that his players would benefit immensely from the international exposure and is happy that his team managed to put Zimbabwe under pressure by scoring first.