Cape Town - Ghana captain Andre Ayew is well aware of the danger
South Africa can cause when the two sides clash on Thursday evening.
The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualification campaign starts
this week with Bafana Bafana attempting to leave the capital of Ghana, Accra
with maximum points.
However, Ayew believes that the Black Stars have the players
to "block" Bafana coach Molefi Ntseki’s charges of getting a positive result in
the west African nation.
"South Africa‚ we have met them a lot of times," Ayew told
reporters after the team training session as quoted by the HeraldLIVE.
"Right now, every team has its qualities, so we have to
block their qualities and use ours because at the end of the day we have great
"We have players who have confidence. We have players who
want to prove a point and we have people who just want to die for the nation.
We have to realise that we are playing for millions of people.
"Football is a game of a win‚ draw or lose‚ but we have to
give everything. We have to die. We have to run. We have to play and make sure
that at the end of the day we can go home and look at ourselves and say we gave
everything we had for the nation.
"It is not going to be easy. I can tell you that this
qualification is going to be very difficult‚ but we will go through."
Along with Bafana Bafana, Ghana and Sudan in Group C are the
lowly ranked Sao Tome Principe.
Two teams from the group will qualify for AFCON 2021 to be
held in Cameroon.
Thursday’s Bafana Bafana and Ghana fixture starts at 21:00 (SA
- Compiled by Tashreeq Vardien