Bafana Bafana head coach Molefi Ntseki is banking on his team’s good record in away matches as he prepares for his first official international against Ghana on Thursday evening.

Bafana open their 2021 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying campaign away to the Black Stars at the Cape Coast Stadium at 21:00. In his first international match, a friendly against Mali, Ntseki saw Bafana winning 2-1 at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth last month.

But he’s equally aware that in terms of importance, Thursday’s game could go a long way to make him settle easily in his job.

By Tuesday all players had arrived in camp and there were no major injuries. With a clean bill of health going into this encounter and managing to fit in two training sessions on Ghanaian soil, Ntseki has thanked the medical team for playing their part.

Heat is expected to be another major factor on Thursday evening as is always the case in West Africa, but this will  affect both teams.

But according to Ntseki, this won’t pose a serious challenge to their preparations. Report by Velile Mnyandu