Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba rued his side’s first half display against Ghana, and says their biggest weakness is regaining possession.
Bafana came from a goal down to draw 1-1 with The Black Stars in their international friendly played at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Tuesday evening.
Mashaba fielded a side that featured six changes from their opening Group D 2018 World Cup qualifier against Burkina Faso on Saturday, and conceded that the first half was below standard as they trailed 1-0 at half-time.
“Well, if we were to talk about the performance, the first half was very poor,” Mashaba told SABC TV after the match.
“We didn’t play the way [we would have liked], but what can we do? We had to give certain players a chance to show us what they can do.”
However, Mashaba felt his chargers showed more impetus in the second half, once he made a few changes, and also highlighted an area of concern.
“In the second half you saw, when we brought some players on, a big change happened,” he added. “But there are still a few areas we need to work on, especially when we lose the ball.
“Regaining possession is a problem to us. We sort of ball watching and we’re late for tackles all the time.”