Register Login Scores

Bafana

Mashaba: The Boys Showed Character

South Africa coach Shakes Mashaba praised the character his players showed after they beat Botswana to claim the COSAFA Cup on Saturday.
 
 
Bafana Bafana came back from a goal down to edge out their neighbours 3-2 in Namibia to clinch their fourth COSAFA Cup title.
 
Mashaba was delighted with the result and credited his side's attitude after going down 1-0 early in the game.
 
He said, "Well done to the Botswana team. They played very well. But we knew and expected this (result). Congratulations to my boys. They showed good character. Through the whole tournament we've always come from behind. 
 
"It was a good game, and I think the spectators must have enjoyed this game. The only thing we didn't want to happen was a penalty shootout. 
 
"I'd like to say to COSAFA as well, that we need to work hard to improve football in southern Africa. It is now our 20th year with COSAFA but the form keeps on going up and down. We need to do something, but I don't know what.
 
"To all teams that were here, congratulations. They showed their mettle. We are happy that this trophy remains in the southern region."
 

Bafana Player Ratings v Botswana

Wales Scrape Through To Euro Quarterfinals

Swaziland Earn Third-Place At COSAFA Cup

64 comments

Top 5

Rakhale To Sign For Gauteng Club In Next Move?

21 Jul 30, 2020 08:48 AM in PSL

11 South African-born Players Who Represented Other Countries

21 Jul 11, 2020 08:01 PM in African Football

Khune’s Message To The Chiefs Supporters

27 Jul 30, 2020 08:05 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

10 Footballers Who Were Rich Before Football

7 Jul 24, 2020 07:16 PM in International

Official: Xulu Signs In Europe

37 Jul 29, 2020 10:55 AM in PSL

Yeye Picks Himself In Best Chiefs Team Of His Era

22 Aug 01, 2020 02:34 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Messi Linked With €260m Move

9 Aug 02, 2020 07:55 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Chiefs Snubbed As Shabba Opens Fresh Talks…

10 Jul 30, 2020 02:32 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Breakthrough For Chiefs’ Latest Deal…

22 Jul 30, 2020 11:23 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Report: Juventus Beat Man Utd To EPL Star

4 Aug 02, 2020 11:31 AM in Serie A

Confirmed: TTM Taken To FIFA Again!

11 Jul 29, 2020 11:31 PM in PSL

10 Footballers Who Lied About Their Age

52 May 10, 2020 07:16 PM in International

The 10 Richest Footballers In The World

11 May 20, 2020 08:32 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Breakthrough For Chiefs’ Latest Deal…

22 Jul 30, 2020 11:23 AM in Kaizer Chiefs