Cape Town - Bafana Bafana captain Dean Furman says the
players have moved on from the results of the previous match and are now
focused on the new challenge.
Read: Bafana on the verge of AFCON exit
According to safa.net, Furman reveals that the players know
the importance of this game and are not too concerned about their defeat against
“We have all watched World Cups and previous AFCON
tournaments, and we just need to fully focus. If the confidence drops too low
or you think too much about the last match then you won’t be ready for the next
game,” said Furman.
“It is important for us to realise that we have a very
crucial game. We have had a talk as a team and we are fully prepared of what’s
ahead of us.
“Of course there is pressure on everyone in this tournament,
everyone wants to win. We know what’s at stake for us and we know that Senegal
will have their own pressure but we will focus on our game.
“We know we have to get a victory and we are fully focused
on the job that we have to do. We will be going out there for a win,” added
Bafana welcome back the duo of Reneilwe Letsholonyane and
Eric Mathoho who were out on suspension and missed the opening match.
“Those are two massive players for us with a lot of
experience. Reneilwe has over 50 caps for Bafana Bafana.
“Although they were not available for the first match they
helped us through the match with their knowledge.
“And to have them back in contention is a massive boost for
us and adds to a fight for places which also gives the coaches a selection
headache, something that is healthy for the team,” said Furman.
Ghana will face Algeria in the other group match at 18:00
Bafana starting XI: Jackson Mabokgwane, Anele Ngcongca, Thabo
Matlaba, Thulani Hlatshwayo, Eric Mathoho, Dean Furman (C), Andile Jali, Oupa
Manyisa, Thuso Phala, Sibusiso Vilakazi, Tokelo Rantie.
Substitutes: Darren Keet (GK), Brilliant Khuzwayo (GK), Ayanda Gcaba, Thamsanqa
Sangweni, Themba Zwane, Mandla Masango, Bongani Zungu, Bernard Parker,
Siyabonga Nhlapho, Bongani Ndulula, Reneilwe Letsholonyane.
Injured: Rivaldo Coetzee