South Africa coach Pitso Mosimane said he is still the man for the job despite the 0-0 draw with Senegal on Wednesday.
The stalemate extended South Africa’s winless streak to six games against an under-strength Senegal.
With the visitors looking simply to give their youngsters a run-out at Moses Mabhida Stadium, South Africa were still unable to win.
The series of draws and uninspiring results have seen the public call for Mosimane to step down, but he is determined to stay on.
“I am doing my job the best way I can. You must remember that I didn’t have the team for a long time. We had just one training session with everyone. This is not an easy thing,” he said at a press conference.
“But I will keep going. I will persevere. I have the age, endurance, I’ve been a player before and I know it will all come right for us.”
Mosimane also believes he has the right group of players to work with.
“We just need to get our confidence back. Maybe we need a few friendlies against weak opposition to score goals and break the ice,” he said.
“We must believe. I believe we have the team, and I believe we will finish on top of our World Cup qualifying group.”
“All we need right now is some temperament in front of goal as otherwise we are playing very well.”