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Igesund: I Had To Gamble

Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund was a visibly delighted man following their crucial 2-0 win over Angola on Wednesday night.

The national team came into the game under immense pressure after they had drawn their opening match with Cape Verde, as well as registered disappointing results in pre-season friendlies before the tournament.

Bafana pressed from the outset and took the lead through Siyabonga Sangweni before a superb goal from Lehlohonolo Majoro made the points safe.

After the game, Igesund admitted that he had to gamble with his starting XI and go for an attacking line up, saying that he "couldn't be scared", and that he was pleased with the response from the players.

Igesund revealed that he told his players that they needed to believe in themselves and that he had faith in his back four ahead of the clash.

The Bafana tactician also admitted that the criticism the team endured following their opener was deserved, but that the tough times have only made them stronger.

Bafana will now look to secure their place in the next round when they take on Morocco in their final group match.

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