Bafana Bafana gear up for Afcon qualifier games

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Bafana Bafana Coach, Molefi Ntseki, says the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sudan on the 30th of March in Sudan will be one of the toughest games for him since becoming coach.

Bafana will play back-to-back Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Ghana and Sudan on 25 and 30 March, respectively, to fight for a place in Africa Cup of Nations finals in Cameroon between January and February 2022.

South Africa is currently in the second spot with 9 points after four games, while Sudan occupies the third spot with 6 points after four games.

Ghana occupies the top spot with 9 points with a better goal difference.

Ntseki says he is confident to do well against Sudan.

“We are told that it will be very hot when we play that match at 4pm in Sudan. So, these are the conditions that we are more worried about and these are the conditions that we are mentally and physically preparing ourselves to go and do well in Sudan. As much as the points will be very important, results will be very important for both countries. We will be able to go and represent SA in the Afcon and that is our target and objective to qualify and represent South Africa in the Afcon.”

In the video below, Ntseki names squad for the last two AFCON qualifiers:

Grooming talents

Speaking at Relebelletse Primary School in Bloemfontein, the Bafana Bafana coach stresses the need to groom talents at an early age.

Ntseki says the country should invest in the youth in order to build a competitive national team in the future. He donates soccer and netball kits to be used by more than 400 learners.

Learners Bohlale Mohale and Refilwe Thulo have welcomed Ntseki’s goodwill gesture.

“I feel so very happy. We’re happy with what the coach has done. I am proud, I am going to play,” says one learner.

Another one adds, “I feel so happy and proud of those people who gave us clothes. Yes, I am going to play.”