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'Bafana can beat Black Stars'

2010-08-09 10:28

Johannesburg - Injured midfielder Kagisho Dikgacoi is confident South Africa can impress against Ghana at Soccer City on Wednesday night.

The Fulham anchor will miss the Black Stars test with a torn abductor muscle in his right leg, but is nevertheless excited by the challenge ahead.

"I like the fact that they are bringing the big guns," he said on the Times Live website.

"It does not matter for us. The bigger, the better. It is a big occasion for South Africa as well, because we will be going out there to impress our new coach (Pitso Mosimane)," he said

Dikgacoi added that he was pleased with Mosimane's recent promotion to the Bafana hotseat and called on his team-mates to support the former SuperSport United boss.

"It is not a surprise; he has been with the team a long time. It was good that SAFA selected him.

"There must not be this thing of undermining him because he is young and not foreign. We must respond when he calls us up.

"South Africa must not beg players. If someone does not want to come to the national team, we have to leave them alone.

"When the big tournaments come, they should be left out. You either want to be part of the national team or not."

The midweek fixture will be Mosimane's first game in charge of Bafana following Carlos Alberto Parreira's departure after the World Cup. 

Football411

Comments
  • BAFANA - 2010-08-09 10:58

    First win the game then talk

  • GIFT NKOMO - 2010-08-09 11:29

    GOOD POINT FROM DIKGACOI "THE BIG GUNS" BUT A BIT OF YOUNG BLOOD WILL DO FOR PITSO AS WELL.WE DONT WANT TO SEE TOO MANY CHARGES THE LAST TEAM TO PLAY AGAINST FRANCE WAS PERFECT AND MAYBE TWO STRIKERS THIS TIME....

  • Emmanuel - 2010-08-09 21:27

    Ghanainas back home are not worried about this friendly. As far as players like Harrison Afful, Inkoom and some of the new players perform they are ok. We know come the big games the Black Stars will perform. Already Essien is back in action, so the future looks brighter.

  • Rinae - 2010-08-10 10:56

    All the best to Bafana Bafana, oh its bafana bafana vs baghana baghana, this will be a good 1, hope the boys will make proud n lets stop criticising and go support in numbers

  • Ivan - 2010-08-10 20:04

    As a passionate Springbok supporter I can truly say that post Soccer World Cup I am a proud Bafana Supporter now. I will follow the team closely. I hope we can pull of a win tomorrow! Go Bafana, Go Bokke, Viva South Africa!

  • ouma thupana - 2010-08-11 11:47

    i just wanna wish Bafana Bafana to make it on this coming game 2nyt

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