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Klate: Bafana will be ready

2013-03-20 07:51
Daine Klate (Gallo)
Johannesburg - Bafana Bafana winger Daine Klate believes home ground advantage, as well as the passion to win, will be the difference when they face Central Africa Republic.

According to the Football411.com website, South Africa are third in Group A of the 2014 World Cup qualifiers and have to beat CAR to keep their hopes of going to Brazil alive.

Ethiopia currently lead the standings four points, followed by CAR on three and SA on two, while Botswana are bottom with only a point.

Orlando Pirates winger Klate admitted they know little of the CAR but says they will be thoroughly prepared come Saturday night as they watch videos and find information on this unknown quantity.

"As the week goes by, the technical team will get us all together to look at them (the videos)," Klate told reporters on Tuesday.

(CAF) won't be used to the conditions over here, the pitch is probably going to be a bit softer than what they are used to. We must take full advantage of playing at home.

"The videos help a little bit, it gives you an idea of who you are playing against. But when you play for your national team it is more about heart and passion, when you add to what you have seen in the videos, then you get a complete package.

"That is international football, especially with World Cup qualifiers; the pressure is always going to be there. But it is a good type of pressure and our squad can handle that pressure."

Klate, who won two league titles with Orlando Pirates and three with former club SuperSport United, has a good chance of starting the game as Kaizer Chiefs winger Siphiwe Tshabalala is treating an injury.

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