Bafana Bafana

Mashaba: Winning is our primary concern

2016-06-01 18:54
Shakes Mashaba (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Bafana Bafana arrived in the Senegalese capital of Dakar en route to Gambia where they will play their penultimate 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier eager to finish the campaign on a high.

Shakes Mashaba's charges and Gambia lock horns on Saturday, June 4 at the Independence Stadium in Bakau.

The match is scheduled to kick-off at 17:00 local time (19:00 SA Time).

Mashaba says South Africa will would go for a win and leave the rest to fate. 

"We want to finish our campaign with a flourish and we will definitely go all out for a win in this encounter," Mashaba said as quote by SAFA website.

"Yes, we made it difficult for ourselves in the first two matches against Gambia and Mauritania but we are going for a win, come Saturday," said Mashaba.

The Bafana Bafana coach said with his team scheduled to begin the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers later in the year, there was no time to relax in any of their matches.

"Yes, we will blood in any of the prospects in any given situation but winning is our primary concern," added Mashaba.

The first match between South Africa and Gambia ended in a goalless draw in Durban (13 June 2015).

Bafana currently lie third on the table with three points after four matches. Cameroon leads the pack on 8 points, one more than second-placed Mauritania while Gambia has two points.

South Africa will host Mauritania in the last match of the qualifiers in September.

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