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Igesund pleased with Bafana's 3-1 win

Bafana Bafana beat Mozambique 3-1 in the first CHAN 2014 game at the Cape Town Stadium.

Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund and Captain Itumeleng Khune address the media ahead of their match against Mozambique on 10 January 2014. Picture: Alicia Pillay/EWNSport

CAPE TOWN - Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund was pleased with his teams win over Mozambique on Saturday night.

South Africa came from a goal behind to beat the Mamba's 3-1.

A brace from Bernard Parker and a stunning strike from 30 yards by Hlompho Kekana sealed the opening CHAN 2014 win.

Igesund says it wasn't an easy outing.

"I don't think they're a bad side at all. They gave us a battle, they gave us a good fight."

He says they had to fight for the win.

"I think we were the better team on the day. We scored some lovely goals and we had full control of the match for the 90 minutes. They gave it everything they had but I just think we were the stronger than them in most departments."

Team captain Itumeleng Khune says his team has rallied around him after a mistake lead to Mozambique's opening goal.

"I wasn't going to drop my head and become affected for the entire 90 minutes. I had to show leadership as the captain of the team, to push the guys so that we could go all the way."

He says his team showed character.