"From the first match and perhaps it was a good to start off against Nigeria. The fact Banyana managed to beat Nigeria gave them a boost."
Meanwhile, Mamelodi Sundowns got their CAF Champions League campaign off to a positive start with a 2-0 win away to Equatorial Guinea's Leones Vegetarianos yesterday.
Jeremy Brockie scored the first goal on 10 minutes, before Themba Zwane confirmed the victory in the second. Free State Stars could only play to a 0-0 draw with Mukura Victory in the Confederation Cup.