Bafana Bafana coach Molefi Ntseki has insisted that they played to win during their 1-1 draw with Ghana’s Black Stars in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at the FNB Stadium in Nasrec on Thursday evening. 
Percy Tau scored for Bafana while Mohammed Kudus netted for the Black Stars in a match both sides needed to win to secure qualification for Cameroon. 
“It’s not correct to say we came here not to lose. It was a home game and it was a game to take to them. It’s just unfortunate that we missed a lot of chances. The boys tried really hard to win the game,” Ntseki said. 
The former Lesedifm football analyst also added that the 1-1 scoreline was a true reflection of the game. 
“I think it was a very important match for both countries. The game itself one would say it was a fair result,” Ntseki said. 
“South Africans expected us to do well. We were fully aware of the importance of winning. We came to this match with respect for one another. We conceded first instead of scoring first. 
“After half time we saw a different Ghana coming to us. They ended up getting a goal. It was a wake up call for us until we got an equaliser.” 
Meanwhile, Black Stars coach Charles Akonnor said that they knew Bafana’s strength before going to the match.
“We knew what was expected of us. Team organisation was key to us. Second half  we discussed how to approach the match. Once we had the goal we thought we were ahead of them until they got the equaliser. We  came out with a draw,” Akonnor said. 
Bafana are going to face Sudan away in their last qualifier on Sunday while the Black Stars face Sao Tome and Principe. 

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