Ex-South Africa defender, Jethro Mohlala has urged fans of Bafana Bafana not to put the team under pressure after they stunned Egypt at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals.
South Africa’s team are through to the quarter-finals of the competition and a lot of people have backed them to go all the way to the finals and win it.
However, Jethro does not want that kind of pressure for the boys.
His words, “Look, I think many South Africans never gave the boys a chance based on how the results in the group stages came out. I believe that also helped the players to relax because they were underdogs going into that clash.”
“Having said that, they knew their qualities and they just had to play their normal game and show their quality and they did everything well,”
“They are aware that the fans back home were not happy and they had to step up. They silenced everyone and that will restore their confidence. That is a massive victory for the team without a doubt. I never gave them a chance they proved us wrong, that was pure class and I just think they can beat whoever they face going forward.”
“Yeah, they played very well, the change was good and it worked. Credit must go to the coach and his technical team. I am not happy though when we mention players based on their clubs, this is a national team,”
“We just need to support them as a national team. Lorch did very well for us and he clicked with Percy Tau and it was good that we scored at that time in the game. Lorch is a great player, I hope he learns day by day and we wish them all the best going forward.”