Igesund: Nothing but a win against Nigeria

Gordon Igesund says his team needs to beat Nigeria if they want to progress to the next round.

Gordon Igesund says his team needs to win against Nigeria if they want to progress to the next stage. Picture: Alicia Pillay/EWNSport

JOHANNESBURG - Bafana coach Gordon Igesund says he wants nothing less than a win from his team in their final group game against Nigeria.

They top group A and have a one point lead over Nigeria heading into their clash on Sunday.

Igesund says every game is about winning.

"My principles have always been, go out there and try to win a match and if other teams score three, then you must score four. That's been my philosophy for many years and it has worked for me. There is certainly no way that I'm going to tell my team to play defensively."

Igesund says there are no serious injuries ahead of the clash.

"No, I don't think so. Yes Khune got knocks on the ankle, but he'll be fine. It's nothing too serious."

Igesund says they are not feeling under more pressure than they usually are under.

"We know what we have to do, so I think we are in a very good position to move forward. It's going to be a tough game of course because there is no easy game in this group. But in my humble opinion I think the best teams so far in this tournament have been South Africa and Mali."

Meanwhile, Nigerian coach Stephen Keshi has told EWN Sport Bafana will bring the best out of his team in their final CHAN 2014 group match.

Nigeria lost their opening match to Mali and beat Mozambique earlier this week.

Keshi says there is always a big rivalry between the two teams.

"We are playing against a very good side of the South African team and it's becoming like rivalry stuff now. I think the best of the best are going to be out there on Sunday.

Keshi says they want to put a show on for the fans.

"We just want people to enjoy their money, come to the stadium, have fun and of course with the purpose of winning."

Keshi says he isn't sure if South Africa will play it safe in this game.

"It's depends on what the coach wants to do. We are just have to focus on playing our game and see what happens after 90 minutes."

Kickoff is at 7pm on Sunday.