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
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.