Having won ten-streak games and drew one under the tutelage of Ephraim “Mshege” Mashaba, our national team has fought hard to win back the hearts of hard to please South Africans.
It’s been years’ since Bafana qualified for the Afcon tourney, ‘only making it through back-door’ as hosts.
Since his appointment and new technical team “Mshege”, has regenerated and instilled discipline in the squad. His no favouritism policy has paid off.
Ask Ajax Amsterdam and Soweto born Thulani Serero.
Back to the business at hand, missing for the clash with the ‘Desert Foxes’ will be Kaizer Chiefs duo Reneilwe Letsholonyane and Eric Mathoho who are both suspended for the encounter.
But with the depth in the team we could pull-out some surprises in this tournament; without being too complacent, as coach has indicated.
“Mshege” also got high-fives from former Bafana skipper Neil “Mkoko”Tovey, who added the ‘team is looking to replicate the success of 1996’, the only time it won the continental showpiece.
But the 64-year-old tactician Mashaba is unfazed by the stage fright, and warned those who have written Bafana off ahead of the tournament to do that at their own peril.
Bafana will also come up against Ghana and Senegal in what’s being described as the tournament’s ‘group of death’.
Bra ‘Shakes’ let your juju keep our boys doing their magic, finish & klaar!
Their opening group C match is tonight’s at 9pm, from Mongomo, Equatorial Guinea.
Good luck boys. Matlhogonolo le matla go lona!