Igesund: 'Bafana were a bit too defensive'

Gordon Igesund (Supplied)
Gordon Igesund (Supplied)

Cape Town - South African football legend Gordon Igesund says that Bafana Bafana’s defeat against Ivory Coast in their opening 2019 Africa Cup of Nations clash is a good wake-up call.

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The national soccer team suffered a 1-0 loss in an underwhelming performance against the African giants in Cairo on Monday night.

Jonathan Kodjia slotted home a well-worked counter-attack in the 64th minute to seal the victory.

Igesund, former Bafana Bafana coach, believes that current mentor Stuart Baxter chose the wrong formation for their AFCON opener.

"I felt we were a bit too defensive with two holding midfielders. Maybe we could have been more offensive," Igesund said as quoted by the SowetanLIVE.

"But it's easy to talk in hindsight. I think it was a good wake-up call and we now know what to do in the two other games."

He added: It's tough to lose your first game. We need to win against Namibia. Our next game is a win-at-all-costs then get another positive result against Morocco.”

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Bafana Bafana face-off against neighbours Namibia on Friday (kick-off at 22:00 SA time) before tackling Morocco on Monday evening.

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