Nightmare game for Bafana

I JOINED jubilant South Africans who attended the match between Bafana Bafana and Spain in their multitudes at the Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein on Saturday night.

I JOINED jubilant South Africans who attended the match between Bafana Bafana and Spain in their multitudes at the Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein on Saturday night.

I was also hopeful that we would beat Spain because of our previous good performance against New Zealand.

When my brother and I arrived about 8pm it was jam-packed. It was not surprising because soccer fanatics in Bloemfontein and surrounding areas are keen supporters of the game.

The first 45 minutes of the game was a nightmare for our team.

While the night was converted into day by switching on the light, it was not so for the South African side. They could not see the ball.

They reminded me of when I was young, playing soccer under a full moon. It was difficult to concentrate.

While Bafana Bafana were struggling for possession, Spain's passes from the back, middle and front were accurate and the ball control was excellent.

My observation was that the South African players behaved as if they were told not to score and not to concede a goal. They were all defending and none of them attempted to move forward.

We were disappointed with Bafana's performance.

Gordon Kgosiebusang,

Letlhogile

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