Bafana laboured to a win over Namibia after losing to Ivory Coast in their opening match of the tournament. The win over the Brave Warriors put their fate of reaching the last 16 in their hands - win against Morocco tonight at Al Salam Stadium and a top two finish is secured.
A draw, should Ivory Coast beat Namibia, could be enough to take Bafana through as one of four best third-placed finishers.
But to do that they have to shake off their disappointing start and give it a proper go against Morocco. Bafana have been far from their best in this tournament. They didn’t have a single shot on target against the Elephants and they struggled to rattle Namibia who looked better than them when going forward. They have to put all of that aside in their clash against Morocco where the smallest indecision and doubt will be punished.
“Now the engine is starting to work properly,” Hlatshwayo said. “We couldn’t combine a lot of passes against Ivory Coast. It improved against Namibia and we have to do even better against Morocco. As a team we are starting to get into our groove.