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Mashaba: Bafana should have won all games convincingly

Bafana Bafana’s 2015 Afcon campaign took another knock as they drew 1-1 against Senegal last night.

Bafana Bafana’s clash with Senegal on 23 January 2015 in their second Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) campaign. Picture: Twitter @BafanaBafana.

JOHANNESBURG - Bafana Bafana's 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) campaign took another knock as they were held to a draw by Senegal on Friday night, following their loss to Algeria on Monday.

Bafana drew 1-1 against Senegal in a match they had to win to make sure their chances of qualifying for the quarter finals were still alive.

Oupa Manyisa was the team's scorer on the day but his goal was cancelled by Kara Mbodji.

Coach Shakes Mashaba says the team's biggest concern is their poor conversion rate and height disadvantage.

Mashaba says they should have won all games convincingly.

"She should have scored not less than six goals in both matches. We clearly went behind the opposition's defence. And one other thing, the goals that are scored against us are not to say we're bad. Sometimes they've got a height advantage."

But he says Bafana Bafana is not down and out just yet.

"We still have another game to play. Don't overrule us, anything can happen. Football has its own miracles and I think our boys did very well in this tournament. With one game to go, we're still going to surprise a lot of people."

Mashaba says, according to technicalities, the team can still make the knockout stages.

"We're still in with a chance if you look at all the team standings on the log."

Group C Log Standings:

All the teams in group C have played two games.

  1. Senegal is on 4 points.

  1. Algeria is on 3 points.

  1. Ghana is on 3 points

  1. South Africa has 1 point.

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