Cole: We will beat Bafana
Johannesburg - Sierra Leone boss Christian Cole is confident his side can repeat
their victory over South Africa when they host Pitso Mosimane's men on
Bafana Bafana travel to Freetown on Friday as favourites as they
aim to add to their victory over Niger in their opening AFCON 2012
However, Mosimane's charges have never won in the Sierra Leone capital and Cole is determined to keep it that way.
He told SierraExpressMedia: "We defeated them in Freetown
in the last qualifier, and this is a fact I am determined to maintain
our 100% record over South Africa this Sunday.
"I watched them during the World Cup they hosted in South Africa
and other competitions they have played in the past, and I know they
are a very good side, but we are ready to upset them in Freetown."
The Leone Stars coach played down suggestions that his squad's lack of time together would affect them at the weekend.
"The players I have invited are all actively playing for their
clubs in Europe which I believe is good for me in the absence of trial
"My responsibility is to tell them the system I want them to play when they assemble here."
The West African outfit are brimming with confidence after they
managed to hold Egypt to a draw in Cairo and Cole says if they beat
South Africa, qualification is imminent.
"If we win in Freetown against South Africa nothing will stop us
from reaching the finals in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea in 2012.
"We have started on an excellent note against Egypt and we hope to build on that against South Africa."