Bafana’s lack of goals is a national crisis – Shakes Mashaba

2014-09-11 12:09

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Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba has conceded that a lack of killer instinct is the team’s Achilles heel.

Reacting after Bafana played to a goalless draw with reigning African champions Nigeria last night, Mashaba said Bafana should learn to be clinical in front of goal if they are to be a force to be reckoned with again.

However, Mashaba said he would take the single point they earned from the game as he looked at the positives.

He said if anyone had told him that the team would be second in Group A on four points after two games, he would not have had problems with it.

But he said scoring goals was a national crisis and should be addressed at club level.

“I couldn’t have asked more from the boys as they played their hearts out and deserved to get something out of this game. On another night we could have won comfortably but it wasn’t to be. But I am not complaining as we want to focus on the positive. We will go back and work on our mistakes when preparing for the next round of matches,” said Mashaba.

Bafana will meet Congo Brazzaville in back-to-back matches next month. They will travel to Pointe-Noire and host Congo five days later.

Congo are top of the group after gaining maximum points from their opening two games against Nigeria and Sudan, while Bafana are second, two points adrift.

Mashaba acknowledged it would be tough after what he had seen in the opening rounds but believed Bafana had what it takes to make it out of the group.

He said he would not want to temper with this team but would make only minor changes to his selection.

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