Phiri strike secures SA much-needed victory

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Phiri saved the team from a possible ring of boos as his 45th-minute strike boosted Bafana's 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualification campaign. trueG_88

SA should have dominated the 128th-ranked Sudanese but did not do enough to dominate even a team from the Faroe Islands.

The team will be judged on results and it is those results that will determine the longevity of the coach. With home side struggling to impose themselves, Sudan began to grow in confidence and Yasir Mozamil nearly landed a sucker punch in the 62nd minute that could have changed the complexion of the game.Bafana held on until the final whistle for the precious three points in Group C. Thapelo Morena: 7

Was Bafana's live wire, with his ability to track back immediately after losing possession while attacking.Hlanti had an average game, he delivered a number of enterprising crosses, but was too relaxed at times.He put in a solid shift, winning almost all the aerial battles against towering Sudan attackers.Like his partner at the heart of defence Mathoho, Hlatshwayo hardly put his foot wrong. The skipper, however, committed some dangerous fouls.Mokotjo misplaced several passes.

 

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