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Bafana should qualify for Russia - Pitso

2016-11-11 21:16
Pitso Mosimane (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - African Champions League-winning coach Pitso Mosimane believes that Bafana Bafana should have no difficulty qualifying for the 2018 World Cup to be staged in Russia.

The Sundowns coach took time off to speak to supersport.com on Thursday, as well as several other media houses, including a Japanese crew in SA to profile Sundowns ahead of the Fifa Club World Cup.

Mosimane, who previously served as assistant Bafana coach before being elevated to the post of senior coach, said, given the talent SA has, it should be no hassle for Bafana to make it to Russia.

The South Africans are in Group D along with Senegal (top), Burkina Faso (third) and Cape Verde (fourth). Only group winners qualify for the 2018 World Cup from Africa.

Bafana host group leaders Senegal on Saturday in Polokwane and Mosimane believes they should get a positive result from this match.

Meanwhile, Mosimane expressed concern about the welfare of his star goalkeeper Dennis Onyango, who has been called up by Uganda despite being unfit to play.

The Uganda keeper suffered a concussion in the Champions League final against Zamalek on October 23 and has not featured for Sundowns since then.

New Bafana striker, Lars Veldwijk has shared his feeling of excitement at representing South Africa against Senegal, saying that his father will be travelling to Polokwane to watch his son make his international debut.

The Belgium based player said that he wants to make the people of South Africa proud and hopes to repay the faith shown in him by coach Shakes Mashaba.

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