South Africans have expressed their support for Bafana Bafana as they embark on a crucial Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Libya in Tunisia on Sunday.
All Stuart Baxter and his charges need to do is avoid defeat, because they just require one point to secure a place in the 2019 African Cup of Nations tournament in Egypt.
Bafana have once more left it to the very last match to try and qualify for a tournament. However, this time around, their fate is in their own hands.
Captain of the side, Thulani Hlatswayo, emphasised that they can’t let it slip. They need to finish their mission away from home, but will be inspired by the support from back home.
Fans have reassured Bafana that they have their full support:
“Behind Bafana Bafana and we know you are going to win; we are right behind you.”
“I really support Bafana Bafana and I hope they will do well.”
“On this one, they have a very good chance, but Libya is a very tricky customer you know the Arab team, they are always consistent and they are always playing high pressing games.”
“I think they have the quality and I think they should go for the experience, bring a bit of energy in the team because that’s what we have been missing in South African football.”
“I like Stuart Baxter he is a tactician if they change their mind set and say we are winning they will win.”
Bafana have already spent a week in Tunisia preparing and Baxter believes they have put in some good work.
“We have given the players a few things to think about going into this game mentally and tactically and it’s natural for them to take a little bit of time to absorb it,” says Baxter.
The South Africans are yet to lose in this campaign and will also be motivated by the best defensive record, having conceded just one goal in the campaign.
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