In his assessment of Bafana Bafana’s display at the Africa Cup of Nations, midfielder Andile Jali seemed to contradict national team coach Shakes Mashaba.
Senegal, a team with impressive credentials and a strike force as lethal as the lions they are named after, stand between Bafana Bafana and glory tonight.
The opening 20 minutes are still an Achilles heel for Bafana Bafana. But their recovery to claw their way back into a game remains their biggest strength ahead of this weekend’s Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea.
Now that he is over his shock Bafana Bafana call-up, Ayanda Gcaba believes the valuable experience he gained from the Caf Champions League with Orlando Pirates
Thulani Serero was the shock omission of Shakes Mashaba’s Bafana Bafana squad for the Africa Cup of Nations, commitment issues having apparently resulted in the exclusion of the Ajax Amsterdam midfielder.
HOW things have changed for Bafana Bafana. They’ve gained some respect on the continent and that was evident yesterday when some of the Nigerians greeted the visiting players with a little fear in their voices.
SHAKES Mashaba has made an already tricky trip to Nigeria tougher by suggesting that poor officiating tomorrow evening could cost Bafana Bafana their unbeaten record in the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifying campaign.
AS A player, former defender and Bafana Bafana coach Ephraim “Shakes” Mashaba could hardly be described as an artful dodger with the ball at his feet.