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Igesund: The Tour Was A Success

Bafana Bafana head coach, Gordon Igesund, maintains that the Australasia tour was a success following his side's 1-1 and 0-0 draws against Australia and New Zealand respectively.

Igesund said the trip achieved its desired results where they held 2014 FIFA World Cup-bound Socceroos on Monday, while playing to a 0-0 stalemate against a relatively young All Whites side at the MT Smart Stadium today, to round off what the coach described as a satisfactory tour.

The national entourage will leave New Zealand tomorrow, and are expected to land at OR Tambo International Airport in the afternoon on the same day.

Reflecting on today's encounter, Igesund said his team had dominated possession but was not ‘very happy’ that they failed to convert their dominance into victory.

“We should at least have put away one or two chances, but we at times over-elaborated when taking a shot would have been a better option. At times, I detected that some players didn’t want to take the responsibility. But overall, I am quite pleased with how the boys played, " he said.

“They are enthusiastic, full of running although some of their tackles, especially on Thulani Serero bordered on recklessness. I thought the referee should have been more firm and stamped his authority. But there was nothing malicious apart from it being youthful exuberance on the home side’s players.” said the former Manning Rangers mentor.

The 57-year-old mentor said football matches involving Australia, New Zealand and South Africa should become regular occurrences just as is the case with rugby and cricket.

“The three countries have a lot in common and I think the only missing link is to solidify relationships on the football front. The two Australasian countries are a good destination for most South Africans both on the cultural and sporting front and football should seal that bond,” added Igesund.

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