Bafana Bafana

Furman: Bafana Bafana have to get the job done

2019-03-19 09:29
Dean Furman
Dean Furman (Gallo)

Cape Town - Bafana Bafana midfielder Dean Furman believes that the national team have to get the right result against Libya in Sunday's Group E AFCON qualifier in Tunisia.

Bafana require just a point to advance to the tournament in Egypt whereas the Mediterranean Knights need to take the victory at the Stade Taieb Mhiri in Sfax.

South Africa are undefeated in the group with Nigeria having already qualified as winners of the bracket.

As such, the encounter against the Libyans is a do-or-die affair though Furman is hopeful that Bafana can approach the game with confidence.

He told reporters: "As players these are the games you want to play. There's a huge prize at the end of it [qualifying for AFCON].

"It's great to be here, we are pushing and we all know what the prize is. We are so focused on being at the AFCON this time round, so we've got to get the job done.

"I was at the game against Nigeria and the boys did very well. What we've got to remember is that we are undefeated in this group and obviously if it remains that way then we qualify.

"So we've got to take that as a huge positive. We've taken on one of the best teams in Africa. We beat them away and we put in a good performance, so we can come into this camp with a lot of confidence."

Sunday's action gets underway from 19:00.

Read more on:    bafana bafana  |  afcon  |  dean furman  |  soccer


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk
Breaking News


Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.