But Igesund is optimistic that his charges will will qualify for AFCON 2015, a cup they won in 1996 on home soil.
“It is a fair draw and I think we should be one of the two countries (from our group) that qualify to the finals in Morocco. I was not expecting an easy draw because all countries are competitive but I am very hopeful of qualifying for Morocco,” said Igesund soon after the draw was announced in Cairo, Egypt.
“The past two years of my tenure have been the most difficult but now I do have a core of around 30 players on which to choose from and Bafana should be one of the countries going to Morocco,” he said.
The 30th edition of the Afcon spectacle will be played from January 17 through to February 8, 2015.