Bafana Bafana

Shakes: No easy games

2014-12-30 10:45
Shakes Mashaba (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Shakes Mashaba is refusing to write off any team's chances at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, claiming any of the 16 sides headed to Equatorial Guinea are capable of winning the tournament.

Bafana Bafana face a daunting challenge in the opening rounds after being drawn alongside Ghana, Algeria and Senegal in what has already been dubbed the 'Group of Death'.

However, Mashaba feels that all of the countries participating in the continental showpiece are capable of securing results, telling Soccer Laduma: "You know all the teams in the tournament are good, even the hosts, as no one knows much about them.

"Don't write any team off. Every team is capable of doing well and winning the tournament."

Mashaba went on to reveal his points target in the group stage, with the tactician expecting nothing less than an undefeated run through to the first knockout phase.

He added: "If we can get five points from the three games in our group, then we are through to the next round, but it doesn't mean we will just go for the five points.

"We will fight for more than that and make sure we go past the group stage and take it from there."

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