South Africa are targeting higher consistency as they prepare to face Honduras in an international friendly on Tuesday.
Ephraim Mashaba’s males claimed a surprise 1-0 win more than Costa Rica last time out and they’re going to look to get a repeat.
Andile Jali’s early objective was all South Africa needed on Thursday ahead of they held on for an unlikely win.
Goalkeeper and captain Itumeleng Khune, largely untroubled by Costa Rica, stated the target had to be consistency.
“The past two games against Senegal [also a 1-0 win] and Costa Rica have shown the wonderful talent we’ve got and that if we remain focused and continue operating hard, we are able to go areas,” Khune mentioned, by way of the South African Football Association (SAFA) website.
“Anyway, which is what we are going to strive to do going forward; we’ve got spoken about it amongst ourselves and all of us possess the conviction and resolve to take our football for the next level.”
Within a blow, South Africa will be without the need of Thulani Hlatshwayo immediately after the defender’s uncle died.
The Bidvest Wits centre-back has been permitted to return dwelling, a decision supported by coach Mashaba.
“It is often a significant blow for the entire group. Tyson is one of the most committed and disciplined ‘soldiers’ within this group,” Mashaba said.
“But this is a thing beyond human control and he has our blessings to leave camp and mourn his uncle with all the rest of his household. Could his uncle’s soul rest in peace.”
South Africa are preparing for their African Nations Championship qualifiers against Angola later in October.
They will face an inconsistent Honduras, who have won just 1 of their past nine outings.
Jorge Luis Pinto’s men drew 1-1 against Guatemala on Thursday and will need to have a far better show to stop an upbeat South Africa.
In Jerry Bengtson, Honduras have attacking possible, though veterans Maynor Figueroa, Noel Valladares and Oscar Boniek Garcia are all within the squad.