Tau: Bafana could have done better in attack

Bafana Bafana forward Percy Tau

Bafana Bafana forward Percy Tau believes the team's attack must show improvement after Monday's Group D AFCON defeat to Ivory Coast in Egypt.

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Bafana barely managed an attempt on goal as coach Stuart Baxter appeared to be employing a defensive-minded approach against the West African giants.

Jonathan Kodjia proved to be the match-winner as he slotted underneath goalkeeper Ronwen Williams to score in the 64th minute.

In the earlier Group D contest, Morocco saw off a spirited Namibia 1-0. Bafana face the Namibians in a must-win encounter on Friday if they are to stand any chance of advancing.

Tau told reporters: "I think if we got our touches in attack it was going to be better, but then we couldn't do that and we couldn't get into the game.

"I couldn't get into the match, but I don't think [it was because] they were too physical, that's what we expected.

"If we got our plan right, it was going to be a different story. I don't think, if you look at them, you'll see a huge difference [to us].

"But if we did our attack properly, it was going to be a different story. As good as they are, we could have done better in our attack and it wouldn't have been 1-0.

"But this was the first match, I think in the second match we'll see a lot of improvement from us, and from myself also.

"We are also excited to play against Namibia, and we look forward to the match. We just have to watch our own game and see what it is that we needed to do much better in our attack. And to defend better as a team, [even though] I think we did that well."

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