WHEN Bafana Bafana agreed to play Poland at Orlando Stadium on Saturday, the idea was to use the game to test their readiness for the Confederations Cup.
Ranked 39th by Fifa, the Polish hardly threatened the South Africans who have themselves to blame for not winning the match by several goals.
For the record, Bafana Bafana, ranked 72nd, won the international game 1-0, courtesy of Israel-based Thembinkosi "Terror" Fanteni's strike.
But Bafana Bafana coach Joel Santana insists it was mission accomplished for them before the opening game against Iraq at Ellis Park Stadium on Sunday.
"We played very well and deserved the win," said Santana.
"As technical staff, we are happy that there was no lapse in concentration. We just have to continue with that approach in and post the Confederations Cup and Bafana Bafana will make everybody happy by doing well."
Santana, who celebrated after the game as if they had already won the 2010 World Cup, is excited to face the Iraqis.
Bafana captain Aaron Mokoena said: "Poland are a big team with some brilliant players. I thought we did well."
Santana and his technical staff are off to Cape Town tomorrow to spy on the Asian champions in their friendly against Poland.
"We are doing research on the Iraqis. They will find us ready on Sunday," said Santana.