Bafana Bafana legend Lucas Radebe says the national team’s realistic target at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt is to reach the quarterfinals.

Bafana are paired in the same group as Ivory Coast, Morocco and Namibia. They will begin their campaign against Ivory Coast next week Monday.

Bafana last qualified for the Afcon Cup in 2015 that was held in Gabon. They finished rock-bottom with one point in a group that featured Senegal, Algeria and Ghana.

They will be hoping to reach the second round in a tournament that has been expanded from 16 to 24 teams.

Radebe says the team has showed tremendous improvement in recent months.

Radebe was part of the Bafana team that won the Afcon in 1996 on home soil. He amassed 70 caps for the national team and scored two goals.

He is happy there are former players in the current technical team such as Mark Fish and Andre Arendse. _- Report by Vincent Sitsula