The Gordon Igesund led chargers, were not impressive owing to bumpy and rough pitch. And to make matters worse, certain players’ had running tummy so did Igesund.
Last night’s outing proved to coach that preparing for next year’s Orange Africa Cup in SA, won’t be an easy walk in park.
Such games are meant to bring the hunger and desire to perform, alas last night was not the case!
Beating the lowly Kenyans who are accomplished athletes with such a margin has raised eye-brows about our boys finishing department.
My dear reader, I don’t wanna bore you with all the details…
Skipper Bongani “Mr Englishman”Khumalo should have already adapted to the leading role amidst what happened last night. Throwing tantrums and questioning referees decisions should be reserved for motivating your troops, pal…
Me thinks after what transpired, your coach had an intimate discussion with you because next year there won’t be time for sissies and costly errors during AFCON. It’s a real deal!
Wake –up and smell the coffee, the whole lot!
Meanwhile, BANYANA Banyana wrapped up their African Women’s Championship preparations with a 1-1 draw against Zimbabwe at Sinaba Stadium yesterday.
This was Banyana’s last match before departing for Equatorial Guinea, via Cameroon, for the continental showpiece that kicks off on October 28.
The more experienced Banyana have only themselves to blame for not getting a win yesterday as they clearly underestimated their Zimbabwean counterparts.
The South Africans, who are hoping to win gold in Equatorial Guinea to qualify for the Fifa Women’s World Cup, were too casual in their approach. Zimbabwe were no pushovers this time round, unlike in their first friendly against Banyana where they were defeated 1-0 in Soweto on Saturday.
In the opening minutes, Zimbabwe tore South Africa’s defence to pieces with Marjory Nyaumwe calling the shots in midfield. It came as no surprise when the visitors silenced the home crowd – mainly pupils from local schools – by taking the lead in the eighth minute.
Rudo Neshamba headed home a well-taken cross from captain Felistas Muzongondi that caught goalkeeper Andile Dlamini in slumberland. Zimbabwe almost doubled the score three minutes later but Rutendo Makore squandered a clear-cut chance when she shot wide with Dlamini at sea.
The hosts improved their performance in the second half after a tongue-lashing at interval by coach Joseph Mkhonza. Banyana were awarded a controversial penalty after Botswana referee Bolokanang Lekgowe adjudged Danai Bhobho to have fouled Sanah Mollo in the 51st minute.
Portia Modise, now Banyana’s most capped player, failed to level the score. Prior to yesterday’s game, Modise was the joint most capped Banyana player with Nompumelelo Nyandeni.
South Africa levelled matters in the 69th minute through new recruit Silindile Ngubane, playing her second match for Banyana.