Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos says he was not happy with South Africa’s performance, despite claiming maximum points against Zimbabwe at the FNB Stadium on Thursday.
A goal from Teboho Mokoena saw South Africa secure a narrow 1-0 victory over Zimbabwe to go three points clear of second place Ghana at the top of Group G in their Fifa World Cup qualifier.
Bafana will now be hoping to qualify for the next round of the qualifiers when they travel to the Cape Coast Sports Stadium for their clash against Ghana in their final group stage match.
“I’m happy with the result but not with the performance, we didn’t do a very good performance today, the opponent was more aggressive than us,” Broos told SABC.
“They were more better on the ball, we were a little bit soft today, I don’t know why, lucky for us it was 1-0 and they didn’t score because they had chances also, so I can’t be happy with the performance today.
“Ok, we’re in a good position, we go to Ghana but we have to know the performance has to be much better on Sunday because we’ll be playing against a much better team also.
“So again I don’t know what happened today with my team, they were not aggressive, I don’t know why but again we won the game and that is the most important.
“We wanted to change because you could see it was not good, it was not only one player, it was all the team, we tried to change somethings with other players, it was a little bit better but again. We missed the aggression today, we lost every duel and this is not good.”
He added: “Yes, it was a good opener, we scored on a set-piece, this is something where we’re strong but again on the other side it was not good today, not enough and I hope we will do better on Sunday.
“We’re in a very good position, we’re three points ahead but in Ghana if they score three times do we qualify to the next round? So we’re happy with it.”
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