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Sports News of Thursday, 14 November 2019


We don’t fear any team- South Africa skipper Thulani

Bafana Bafana captain Thulani Hlatshwayo insists they have the needed confidence to face any country on the continent.

The Bidvests defender stressed that their recent outings shows they are mentally tough and could face any country if they are well focused.

“Without a doubt‚” the captain said. “Because when you look at all our games at Afcon‚ when we conceded it was a lack of concentration‚ transition from a set piece‚ not clearing the ball.” Thulani told businesslive.

“But we managed to contain all those teams‚ as big as they are. And then coming back to beat Mali [2-1 in a friendly in October].

“It’s something that needs to motivate us — beating Egypt‚ conceding in the last minute against Nigeria.

“It’s just concentration levels to prevent such goals. That’s something that we need to work on against Ghana — and make sure that we keep zero.” He added.

South Africa will play as guest to Ghana on Thursday evening at the Cape Coast Stadium in a 2021 AFCON qualifier.