Bafana Bafana

Shakes promises 'best team'

2015-03-25 07:42
Shakes Mashaba (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba has indicated that he will field his best players against Swaziland.

Read: Shakes to test players 'minds'

According to KickOff, Mashaba and the players arrived in Mbabane on Tuesday and the 64-year-old mentor says that won’t take the 163rd ranked team in the world for granted in their own back yard.

"We are going to put the best team out against Swaziland," said Mashaba.

"We are not going to put a weaker team out because we are playing Swaziland. We are going to give Swaziland the respect they deserve. Like I indicated before, let's start being champions in our region. It gives us a chance to test amongst ourselves.

"Swaziland came as first option, let's take them and see what they can do for us. Maybe they can help us here and there and we also help them here and there."

Bafana Bafana are set to play on Wednesday, March 25 against Swaziland (19:00 kick-off) before hosting Nigeria at the Mbombela Stadium on Sunday, March 29 (15:00 kick-off).

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