Pitso Mosimane: South Africa must beat Senegal

The Bafana Bafana trainer has spoken ahead of the international friendly match, and he believes that his troops must defeat the west Africans
South Africa coach Pitso Mosimane says the friendly against Senegal at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Wednesday is a must-win.

The Teranga Lions travel to the Rainbow nation after their failed campaign at the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations, where they lost all three of their Group A matches.

"We don't care how we win," Mosimane said at a press conference. "This is the first time I can take a win even if it's a scrappy win.

"You know, a deflection is still okay, all goals count. We need to bring back the confidence of the people. Nobody cares how we won, they worry about the results."

The national team endured a horrid 2011 that saw them fail to qualify for this year's Afcon, but Mosimane says he expects a much better 2012.

"What we saw last year was not enough. This year we expect less draws, more goals and more wins."

The squad has arrived in Durban and will have just two training sessions before the match. Mosimane says Senegal's three games during the Nations Cup allowed them more time to prepare.

"They had more time to prepare during the Cup of Nations. So they are more ready than us. There's no time for Bafana. It's part of the game, we must come to the party."

Mosimane insists he has faith in the younger players in the team and is confident of getting a result against the Teranga Lions.

"We need to find different combos up-front, but also it's important to keep the core of the team. I believe we can get something out of the younger ones."