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Bafana will bounce back- "The Dog"

This was the reassurance from former coach Clive Barker.

Bafana lost 3-1 in the opening of the 2015 Afcon tourney against the first ranked side in the Continent.

Bafana held their own and showed no respect to their opponents but complacency.      

“We have to be composed and play a consistent game and I’m sure we’ll come back,” says “The Dog” current Aces coach.

SuperSport striker Thuso Phala opened the scoring in the second half, following a beautiful inter-change initiated by Wits star S’busiso Vilakazi.

Apart from the penalty spot miss by Tokelo Rantie, our boys could have buried Algeria with a handful of goals.

Skipper Dain Furman ferocious strike hit the upright of the post, with keeper nowhere to be found.

Rantie again was a culprit having missed timed a seater from Vilakazi and Oupa Manyisa, failed to put more oomph behind the ball he should have easily converted.

An own goal from Thulani Hlatshwayo as well as goals from Algerians Faozi Ghoulam and Islam Slimani sealed the victory for the ‘Desert Warriors’. 

Yes, luck was not on our side despite good football our boys displayed and coach Shakes Mashaba’s record of ten games without defeat was shattered.

Bafana are now at the bottom of the log with no point.  

They now face the lethal Senegalese on Friday, who won their opening match against Ghana.

Meanwhile, the minister of Sport Fikile Mbalula will join the team in Equaorial Guinea.

He will be part of the traveling delegation to lend support to our boys.

 

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