Bitter-sweet moment for Ntseki

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Although the plan was to collect 4 points from the first two games of the 2021 Africa Cup of nations qualifying matches, Bafana Bafana head coach Molefi was pleased with the 3 points against Sudan.

A first half strike by France-based midfielder Lebogang Phiri secured maximum points for South Africa at Orlando Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Kamohelo Mokotjo and his Bafana teammates didn’t have it easy against Sudan.

Bafana are now 3rd on the group equal with both Ghana and Sudan, but with an inferior goal difference.

“It is a small setback for us, but I think I made mention of having to play Sao Tome and Principe before we play Sudan and Ghana. Yes as a coach it gives you some confidence and it also gives players some confidence and you plan accordingly because our plan was to get a point (against Ghana) if ever we can’t win,” Ntseki reflected.

“The most important match for us was the next match against Sudan and you have to come back home where there is pressure. The only result for us was a win and we could not even think of any other thing. If we were to lose or draw this match it was going to put us under a lot pressure going forward,” he added.

SA’s next Afcon qualifier is at home to minnows Sao Tome in August 2020, before they face the same opponents away in September 2020.

By Ofhani Munyai

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