Bafana Bafana

Masango not relying on history

2014-11-13 10:30
Mandla Masango (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Bafana Bafana and Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Mandla Masango says they will not take Sudan lightly when the two nations meet in their AFCON 2015 qualifier on Saturday.

In the opening match of the qualifiers between the two sides and under the new leadership of Shakes Mashaba, Bafana Bafana traveled to Khartoum and defeated the host nation 3-0.

But Masango believes that is all in the past and the result should not lull the players into a false sense of security according to

“We played against Sudan and we know how they play and I believe they also are aware of our style of play.

"But we all know that history does not win you games, so it is important to prepare well now, play well on Saturday and forget about our last match with them.

“Any team stands a good chance to qualify but we have to want it badly. The most important thing is to get a win, whether it is 1-0, 2-0 or 3-0 it doesn’t matter as long as we are victorious,” said Masango.

With Nigeria next in line for Bafana Bafana after the match with Sudan, the Kaizer Chiefs midfielder says they should take it one match at a time.

“You cannot tell what is going to happen in the future so what is important is focus on the now rather than the later.

"We need to go for the kill against Sudan and not worry about Nigeria until after the weekend match,” added Masango.

Bafana Bafana will train at People’s Park later today (Thursday, November 13) at People’s Park starting at 15:00.

Sudan will also train at the same time but at the King Zwelithini Stadium in Umlazi.

The clash will take place on Saturday, November 15 at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban. Kick-off is at 15:00.

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