Durban - Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba
believes his team will not have a free walk in the park when they face Gambia
Bafana and Gambia will lock horns in their
opening 2017 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier at the Moses Mabhida Stadium
Bafana have been drawn in Group M alongside
Gambia, Mauritania and Cameroon.
The 64-year-old tactician said it would be a
tough road to qualify.
“I have been listening to people and they
are saying it will be an easy road to the qualifiers,” said Mashaba.
“It’s not going to be a free walk in the
park but we are going to work extremely hard, especially when we play away from
“Let me just make an example here, and I
don’t want to make you laugh but I have watched Banyana Banyana playing at
Dobsonville and they scored six goals, then I even lost count...
“But when they went to a return fixture
away from home they lost 3-2 against a team which struggled to score here.
“We can’t say when we play so and so it
would be so simple because it would still be a tough one.”
The match will commence at 15:00.