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Bafana prepare for final friendly

Bafana Bafana will face Algeria in a friendly match before the start of the Afcon tournament.

Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund. Picture: Alicia Pillay/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Bafana Bafana have one more match to prepare for the upcoming African Cup of Nations (Afcon) after their 1-0 loss to Norway at Cape Town Stadium on Tuesday night.

Bafana coach Gordon Igesund has some work to do with his team ahead of their first match against Cape Verde in their first Afcon match.

They missed numerous scoring opportunities against Norway on Tuesday night.

Igesund says he is not disappointed with the team’s effort.

“The important thing is that we are getting into good areas and creating a lot of chances.”

Bafana will play Algeria in their final warm up match on Saturday.

Meanwhile, football analyst Mark Gleeson believes Igesund should be a worried man following his side's defeat.

Gleeson says Norway were good, however, Bafana had an advantage over the Scandinavians.

“We were up against a classy opponent. They were tactically disciplined and played a very solid style. But we were also up against a team not very experienced at international level. They were out of their comfort zone with the heat and etc.”

Gleeson says Bafana should have won the game.

“Many of their players haven’t played any football for months. There was a big question around match fitness and yet we still looked fairly pedestrian. I certainly do believe there must be some cause for concern.”

Afcon will kick-off on 19 January.

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