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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