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Igesund: A Nice All-Round Performance

Gordon Igesund was pleased with his Bafana team's second half performance after they beat Swaziland 3-0 at the Somhlolo Stadium in a friendly on Friday night.

Igesund said that Swaziland had done well in the first half to stop his time, but they had come up with a plan at half-time and it worked out well.

Igesund was pleased with the performance, but was worried about Thabo Matlaba, who was stretchered off in the second-half, especially as they had already lost Tsepo Masilela to injury on Thursday.

"In the first half we found it a little bit difficult, people always talk about them parking the bus, and they did that well, got their bodies behind the ball, and at half-time we had to come up with a plan to get around them.

"We made a plan to get back and we did it. In the first two-three minutes of the second half we scored two goals, so we created situations to get behind them, and once we did that we knew they were going to open up.

"In the first half you've got to give them credit, they defended in numbers, and were quite physical as well. I'm just happy we came through it, I'm just hoping Matlaba is going to be okay.

"We scored three goals, that's always nice, we kept possession of the ball, we knocked it around, but maybe towards the end we tried to keep it too much. You know, let's keep playing, go for fourth goal, and fifth goal, and the sixth goal if we can.

"But you know we now have two left-backs injured, with Matlaba and Tsepo Masilela, so we lost our shape a little bit, but Thabo Nthethe, when I moved him to the left side, he's such an experienced player, he coped well.

"In the end of the day a nice all-round performance, we've still got work to do, we've got to keep working, but we're progressing."

"With Tsepo Masilela already out, I've called up Tebogo Langerman (for Spain) but I'm just worried about Matlaba now."

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By: Soccer-Laduma

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