Coach Molefi Ntseki says that Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Andile Jali was almost in tears after being stretched off yesterday.
“We selected 26 players, we selected those players based on eventualities like that where somebody gets injured or something happens to our players, it is so unfortunate for Andile Jali,” Ntseki told the SABC.
“I remember when we selected the team for Sao Tome he got injured in the last minute of the game and he could not make it to the camp, we’ve been talking to him and he was looking forward to being part of this camp.
“For him to get injured in the first-half I think it’s bit of a disappointment from his side, I can see even now he’s almost in tears but I think with Percy Tau the medical team will work on him, the rest of the guys will have to carry the flag in Sudan.” The coach added.
Regarding the game itself, Bafana will consider this a missed opportunity to defeat The Black Stars. The home team created enough chances to win the game.
Ntseki knows that a draw against Sudan on Sunday will be enough to seal progression into the competition.
“In football, there’s something very interesting, if you look we had more possession, very good opportunities but unfortunately we ended up with a draw and I think going to Sudan it’s for them to lose.
“Because they will be coming at us and we already have a plan for that, they have to play to win, a draw is not going to help them.
“So in this case they will have to come at us and coming to us we have very good players who can play on a transition and get us a win.” He lamented.
Bafana Bafana travelled for Sudan immediately after the game at the FNB Stadium yesterday. Molefi Ntseki Says That Andile Jali Almost In Tears!