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Janza: Bafana can go far

2015-01-05 10:26
Honour Janza (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Zambia coach Honour Janza believes Sunday's friendly clash against South Africa showed that both sides have what it takes to make a deep run at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.

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A tightly-contested affair at the Orlando Stadium was eventually decided in the 82nd minute when Thuso Phala hammered home for Bafana Bafana to secure the hosts a 1-0 win.

Chipolopolo were not without their chances though and the 2012 AFCON champions were still able to take plenty of positives from the encounter as they gear up for this month's Equatorial Guinea showpiece.

"You see what is important is not where you standing but where you are going," said Janza.

"If they can maintain and sustain the momentum they have, I think South Africa can go far. We have seen what they have and Zambia has tested the deep waters and if they can maintain and sustain and believe what they are doing I think they can go far.

"As for Zambia, it won't be any surprise if they go far. We have the ability to go far and no-one should congratulate me if we go into the finals because that's where we belong, and if we don't go far that will be unfortunate.

"The South African region's football fans should be comfortable that we will perform well and represent you very well."

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