Ethiopia switch a major blow – Igesund
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Friday 16th August, 2013 on Citizen
FILE PICTURE: Gordon Igesund, coach of Bafana Bafana during the Cosafa Cup Semi Finals. Picture: Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix. Fifa’s decision to switch the crucial World Cup qualifying game between Ethiopia and Central African Republic from CAR’s stronghold in Bangui to neutral Brazzaville in the Republic of Congo, is a major blow for South Africa, said Gordon Igesund on Friday.
The Bafana coach said they were relying on Ethiopia either drawing or losing for South Africa to remain in the running for next year’s tournament in Brazil. ”Unfortunately, we are not the masters of our own fate going into our last game with Ethiopia holding a two point advantage over us right now,” Igesund said. At the same time, it would prove a death knell for Bafana’s prospects -no matter what the result in their final group qualifying game against Botswana, played simultaneously in Durban on September 7.
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