Legendary Bafana Bafana striker Phil Masinga believes the core of that team needs to be well nurtured as it could do wonders for the country in the near future.
Masinga was pleased to see the likes of Kermit Erasmus and Percy Tau given a run against the African Wild Dogs.
“I think it was good to see a lot of young players introduced into the team. You had Percy Tau, Kermit Erasmus among others playing. I think it’s a team going forward and if well-managed, it can produce some good results for South African football,” Masinga told Goal .
Bafana, who are still without a permanent coach following the dismissal of Shakes Mashaba in December last year, and they're presently managed by under-23 coach Owen Da Gama.
Masinga hopes whoever will be appointed as head coach on a pemanent basis will keep faith with the current squad.
“I think it’s a team that can take us far. Most of the players are between 24-26 years old. Among themselves, I think they have six to eight years of football in them," he said.
“And if they are kept they can make sure that we get what we want to achieve as a footballing country,” Masinga concluded.