Mashaba’s plan to stop Badenhorst

FILE PICTURE: Shakes Mashaba. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

FILE PICTURE: Shakes Mashaba. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba has asked his players to keep an eye on Swaziland striker Felix Badenhorst when the two teams clash in the Cosafa Cup on Wednesday evening.

The Bafana Bafana mentor wants his players to man-mark Badenhorst, who has scored five goals in the competition so far.

“It will be a good thing facing someone like Badenhorst, this team is here to prepare for Rio – that’s why we need a strong challenge‚” Mashaba was quoted by the Sowetan website.

“Badenhorst‚ to me‚ if I have players that are very good at listening to instructions‚ he won’t even touch the ball.

“He’s a very lazy player. But when he’s in possession he’ll cause problems for you.

“I know him – I brought him into the Swazi national team.

“And I know on the day he’s dangerous. I said to the other coaches that he didn’t play his best game against Zambia but we’ve got to watch him now.”

South Africa and Swaziland will fight for a spot in the final of the Cosafa Cup set to take place on Saturday.

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