AFCON

Fans losing faith in Bafana

2015-01-22 11:26
Shakes Mashaba (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Bafana Bafana fans are turning their backs on the national side, predicting a second consecutive AFCON defeat against Senegal on Friday.

Kick-off is at 21:00 SA time.

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Bafana, who went down 3-1 to Algeria in their opening match on Monday, face the very real possibility of being eliminated from the tournament with a match to spare.

Should Algeria beat Ghana in Friday's earlier Group C match (which they are favoured to do), and Senegal build on their 2-1 win over Ghana and emerge victorious against Bafana, then Shakes Mashaba's troops will be out of contention for African glory.

In a poll on the Sport24 website, when asked "How will Bafana Bafana fare in their second AFCON match against Senegal on Friday?", some 46% responded "Another loss I'm afraid".

Some 19% opted for the draw while the remaining 35% retained their faith in the team and went for "Victory for Shakes' men!".

Bafana and Senegal have met once previously in AFCON history, drawing 1-1 during the group stages in Ghana seven years ago.

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