Bafana Bafana assistant coach Morena Ramoreboli says the system being utilised at the COSAFA Cup has been key to getting the best out of the current squad.
Bafana held defending champions Zambia to a goalless draw, who were dumped out of the tournament, in the last group game and ended the section without conceding a goal.
The South Africans were already guaranteed top place finish in Group A and a spot in the semi-finals before the encounter.
“I think we started very slow but it’s understandable, according to plan we knew that they will come at us the first 15 minutes. We had to try and be disciplined the first 15 minutes,” Ramoreboli told SuperSport TV.
“Then we started to play from there. Yes it was a game I believe, personally the boys managed it very well, we knew that they will come at us but we had to be very organised, know which moments of the match we had to add numbers in attack and where we need to overload in our defensive blocks. I think we did it very well,” he said.
When asked about the system used, he added,”It’s to play to their strengths, the type of players you have will tell you what type of system or football you have to play, we have such players allowing us to play in such a way we are playing [wing play] and they are also enjoying it because it’s within their strengths.
“So I think we also tried to do our analysis and make sure that we play to each and every player’s strength, that is why you see the likes of [Yusuf] Maart, in his team [Sekhukhune United] is doing very well, coming here we have to give him the very same confidence he’s getting from his club, making sure that he enjoys playing and for now honestly speaking he’s done very well,” he added.