Mashaba to focus on tactical work

South Africa national team coach Shakes Mashaba says the fact that they will train for two days before leaving for Cameroon means they will focus on tactical work.


Bafana are up against Cameroon in a two-legged affair in their qualification group for the 2017 Africa Nations Cup finals.


According to the Bafana Bafana team manager, Barney Kujane, Bafana will assemble for camp on Sunday, March 20 at Milpark Hotel and leave for Limbe on Wednesday afternoon at 14:00.


However, the media asked the coach whether he will have enough time to prepare his team for the crucial qualifier in relation to player combinations and so on.


“There is a possibility that one player is going to suffer not because he’s not good but because of the numbers you need to take,” said Mashaba.


“The two days that we have, most of the time will be about tactical work, we’re assessing and evaluating the players that are there in camp.


“It’s like if we take all the 25 players, how many do we need, 11 on the field and seven on the bench and you still have to get another seven that comes out.


“I don’t want us to focus on the time we’re starting the camp, let’s stick on the two or three days and it’s been less before I became a coach of Bafana.


“It’s only for us as a technical committee, we have to use our skills to see which player we’re taking, which one we’re leaving behind.”


The national side will hold their training camp at University of Johannesburg, Soweto Campus on Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 March.


Mashaba’s men have lost to Mauritania and drawn against Gambia in their previous opening encounters and will meet the Indomitable Lions on at Stade Omnisport de Limbe on the 26th of March.


Meanwhile, the second leg is scheduled to be staged at Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium three days later.

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