Bafana Bafana secured a convincing 4-0 win over Namibia to blow Group E wide open in their 2023 Africa Cup of Nations encounter at the Amadou Gon Coulibaly Stadium on Sunday evening.
But what head coach Hugo Broos hinted at in the pre-match press conference was indeed the story; ‘look to be more direct and avoid playing in areas where mistakes can be costly’.
Bafana were ruthless starting from the 14th minute when Percy Tau converted a spot-kick, five days since he missed the chance to open the scoring against Mali before their eventual second-half capitulation.
But the goal was the start of the Themba Zwane show in midfield as he orchestrated an unassailable lead with a brace before the break, two clinical finishes after some direct attacking football.
Second-half substitute Thapelo Maseko made it 4-0 with 15 minutes to go to wrap up a memorable win for Broos’ boys that moves them into second place ahead of the Brave Warriors, ahead of their final group E game against Tunisia.