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
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.
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.
hinted that it will not be easy for Bafana because winning the previous game
does not guarantee them another victory in their coming game.
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.
going to go out there and fight and more so when we are playing a team like
time we beat them, you could see that they were not happy at all, they were
very uncomfortable with a loss to us.
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