Misfiring Bafana strikers cause for concern – Pitso

2012-03-01 14:42

Bafana Bafana coach Pitso Mosimane has come short of conceding that he has no answers to his team’s lack of scoring ability.

Speaking after Bafana played to a goalless draw against Senegal in Durban last night, Mosimane said he was concerned about his misfiring strikers.

Although happy with the overall performance, he said he was becoming increasingly frustrated by the lack of goals.

“The good thing is that we are creating chances but scoring is still a problem,” said Mosimane.

“We tried two different systems in the game but still we could not convert those chances. My team played well and showed endurance throughout the game.”

He said the situation was too stressful for him and his family.

“I don’t want to lie but this whole thing is stressing my family. But we have to soldier on and I believe we will get it right one day.”

Last night’s draw against a virtually Senegal’s B team meant Bafana had now gone eight matches without a victory – six of which ended in draws. Bafana last won in August when they beat a weakened Burkina Faso side.

But Mosimane was positive about the future.

“The good thing is that we playing well, knocking the ball around and controlling the game. Tonight we came up against a good goalkeeper who saved his team and his country.”

He refused to respond to questions on whether he would recall Benni McCarthy and Siyabonga Nomvethe.

Overall Bafana played well and could have won the game had Katlego Mphela and May Mahlangu converted their chances.

Mosimane said he would try to organise a friendly before the team engages in World Cup qualifiers in June against Ethiopia and Botswana.

But for now he will spend more time trying to come up with solutions to the team’s long-standing scoring problems.

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