Bafana Bafana

Tyson amped for Nigeria test

2015-03-23 10:27
Thulani ‘Tyson’ Hlatshwayo (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Bafana Bafana defender Thulani Hlatshwayo admits that he can't wait to tussle it out with a “very arrogant” Nigeria side.

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According to African Football website, Hlatshwayo believes that the international friendly due to take place at the Mbombela stadium will be “guns blazing” as Shakes Mashaba’s charges were the ones who knocked the Super Eagles out of contention to defend their AFCON title.

“It’s always an honour, the Nigeria clash is going to be very interesting. You must remember we were the ones who denied them a chance to defend their 2015 African Cup of Nations title so they will be coming here with guns blazing and wanting to prove a point,” said Hlatshwayo.

“But the good thing is that lately we enjoy playing against them, they are very arrogant and that is only because they are confident.”

“But before we get to Mbombela for the Nigeria clash, we have to deal with Swaziland. So we should not underestimate that match and throw all our focus on Nigeria as a loss in the first match could put us under pressure in the second match,” added Tyson.

On March 25 South Africa will play Swaziland (19:00 kick-off) before hosting Nigeria at the Mbombela Stadium on Sunday, March 29 (15:00 kick-off).

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