Former Bafana Bafana striker and 1996 Africa Cup of Nations winner Mark Williams had a chat to the Fan Park Crew, saying that the current Bafana squad can only but learn from their mistakes following their exit from the 2015 African Cup Of Nations.
Williams revealed that he knew the squad would be tested against the bigger teams, and knew what their fate would be before they started their campaign at the tournament.
“I called it the group of death, reason being I knew they weren’t going to make it. To be honest, the fans don’t like it,” Williams said.
“To be honest, ever since Shakes has taken over, the team has been scoring and winning, and I knew they were going to get tested against the top African teams like Algeria - obviously Ghana has improved over the years and Senegal was the surprise package for me,” he said.
He further elaborated that there is a long way to go, and that learning is key at this moment in time.
“Just remember, there was no mandate, so there was no pressure on he coach and not too much pressure on the players before the tournament. I knew when this tournament started, It would show if we could take the pressure - we're not there yet.
“Now that we have played in the tournament, we have tasted it, we know what defeat is, so we will learn from it,” he concluded.
Having said that, do you feel that Bafana’s mistakes in the 2015 AFCON is essentially the start of better things to come?