Former Bafana Bafana striker, Phil Masinga, thinks that Saturday’s draw against Burkina Faso was a good way to start the national team’s 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign.
Bafana Bafana were minutes away from securing a victory in their opening match in West Africa, but conceded shortly before the end of the game. However, the former Leeds United striker said that the draw is a good way to start Bafana’s quest to take their place at the tournament in Russia.
“Getting three points in the opening game is always very important but even the draw that the team got means they have started very well,” he explained. “It’s a good start because they can build from there.”
The 47-year-old went on to say that, under the circumstances, a draw can be seen as a positive result and that the team just needs to make sure that they improve and get wins in their other qualifying games.
“They could have won the game but we all on know it’s not easy playing in those areas and coming back with a draw is admirable. Now we just have to improve from there and win the remaining games,” Masinga explained.