Newly-appointed Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa says Bafana Bafana’s performance in their opening African Cup of Nations (Afcon) game against Ivory Coast on Monday was disappointing for the nation.

Bafana lost 1-0 to the Elephants in a Group D game played at the Al Salam Stadium.

It was an uninspiring performance from Bafana as they failed to even have a single shot on target in the whole 90 minutes.

Mthethwa says Bafana’s performance was poor.

Before coming to Egypt, Mthethwa had been to France to watch Banyana Banyana who also lost all their three group stages matches playing for the first time at the FIFA Women’s World Cup.

He says despite losing to Spain, China and Germany respectively, Banyana fought for the badge as compared to Bafana on Monday.

Bafana next play neighbours Namibia on Friday and still have Morocco in the final group game.

They will need at least four points to stand a chance to go to the next round and Mthethwa says they need to start delivering.

Mthethwa had met the team before the game on Monday and he also had another session with Safa President Danny Jordaan on Tuesday afternoon where he expressed how he feels about the team. He says drastic changes are needed. – Report by Velile Mnyandu