DURBAN — Lehlohonolo Majoro scored his first goal for Bafana Bafana as they saw off a spirited Malaŵi 3-1 at the Moses Mabida Stadium on Saturday.
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The Kaizer Chiefs striker broke the deadlock after just six minutes with Siphiwe Tshabalala adding a second shortly after to put the hosts in the driving seat.
However, the “Flames” were allowed back into the game after the break with Joseph Kamwendo pulling one back from the penalty spot five minutes into the second half.
But South Africa were awarded a penalty of their own with 15 minutes remaining and May Mahlangu stepped up to restore his side’s two-goal lead.
Bafana coach Gordon Igesund has now guided his team to three wins and three losses in his first six games in charge, and will be happy with his preparations for next month’s Africa Cup of Nations on home soil.
Igesund was pleased to give some new players a run and believed that they got what they needed from their 3-1 win over Malaŵi on Saturday.
“I thought in the first-half we played really good football. We scored two goals and then we took our foot off the pedal (when we should have) tried to bury them and get a third goal,” he said.
“Then there was a period in the second-half when we lost our shape completely. I think a lot of the players got very sluggish, very tired, got lazy and gave the ball away.
“Of course, we had to make the changes and I think we took control of the game again after that. Obviously I’m very pleased that we won the game, it’s always important to win for the fans.