Bafana Bafana

Mashaba wary of Angola

2015-10-30 11:32
Shakes Mashaba (Supplied)

Johannesburg - Ahead of their crucial 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Angola next month, Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba has admitted that his side will need a strong mentality and character to get past their old rivals.

The two sides will renew their rivalry in a two leg clash yet again, with the first one to be played at the Ombaka National Stadium on November 13 and a second-leg to be played at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on November 17.

The two sides last met in Luanda two weeks ago in the 2016 African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifier and Bafana failed to book their ticket to Rwanda after losing 3-2 on aggregate.

Mashaba hinted that it will not be easy for Bafana because winning the previous game does not guarantee them another victory in their coming game. 

“I have already indicated earlier on that yesterday, today and tomorrow will never be the same,” said Mashaba

“If we won the game yesterday, it doesn’t give us an automatic guarantee that we are going to win the next game tomorrow.

“We are going to go out there and fight and more so when we are playing a team like Angola.

“The last time we beat them, you could see that they were not happy at all, they were very uncomfortable with a loss to us.

“They said to us, no we’ll get you next time and even before the CHAN game, their officials said now its payback time and they beat us.

“So this is going to be a very tough game for us against Angola again, so we’ll need strong boys with characters when we get there.”


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