Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos has revealed one thing that left him highly impressed during the 2-1 win over Benin in the FIFA World Cup qualifiers on Saturday.
Goals from Percy Tau and Khuliso Mudau gave South Africa the much-needed three points that saw them top group C.
Bafana Bafana will now travel to Rwanda on Sunday for the second World Cup qualifier match taking place on Tuesday.
HUGO BROOS IMPRESSED BY THE TURNOUT IN DURBAN
Over 10,000 tickets were reportedly sold for the match, an improvement of what the squad got when playing in Gauteng.
“First of all I have to say that I was very happy at least to play in front of a crowd,” said Broos.
“I have not seen a crowd like this in a very long time since I am the coach of Bafana Bafana so thanks to the people in Durban that were there in the stadium to support us.”
WHAT WORKED OUT DURING THE WIN AGAINST BENIN
“Secondly, I think that we started good. In the first half, we did what we had to do also scoring.
“But the second half I think Benin played a simple game kicking the ball in front of the centre forward who is very strong with the head and the second ball.”
“They were also more aggressive too, so we panicked a little bit and conceded a goal. That was certainly not the plan, I told the players at half time to keep the score at 2-0 and try to for the third one.
“But the game of Benin changed totally in the second half because they were more aggressive.”
HOW IMPORTANT WAS THE WIN FOR BAFANA BAFANA
“But yet we kept [the score] until the end and that was the most important thing. I said before the game that we are in a tricky group. You saw what happened with Nigeria and others.
“So every game will be a battle that we will be fighting for a good result. We had that today and that is the most important thing.”
The match between South Africa and Rwanda will kick off at 3 pm (SA TIME).