Cape Town - SuperSport United and Bafana Bafana striker Bradley Grobler believes that the national team can qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon.
Bafana started their campaign in superb
fashion with an away victory over Nigeria, however, the recent 0-0 draw with
Libya at Moses Mabhida Stadium has seemingly damaged confidence in the ranks.
With that said, Stuart Baxter's men next
face Seychelles home and away in Group E with the East African archipelago the
whipping boys in the bracket.
As such, it is expected that the side will
demolish Seychelles over the two matches and collect a much needed six points
to keep pace with leaders Libya.
Meanwhile, the Mediterranean Knights face the
Super Eagles over two clashes in what could be some decisive results in terms
of the outcome.
Grobler told KickOff website: “It's been a
difficult period for the national team and it's not really getting easier.
“The game against Libya was frustrating and
it was a tougher game than what people really gave Libya credit for.
“They are a good team and they really gave
us a tough time. A lot of people underestimate African teams and some of the
smaller teams. For me there are no longer smaller teams in Africa.
“If you look at some of the results, it's
interesting. There's a long way to qualify and we know what to do."
AFCON QUALIFYING FIXTURES:
Nigeria 0-2 Bafana
Bafana (October 6, 2017)
Bafana Bafana 0-0 Libya
(September 8, 2018)
Bafana Bafana v
Seychelles (October 10, 2018)
Seychelles v Bafana
Bafana (October 13, 2018)
Bafana Bafana v
Nigeria (November 16, 2018)
Libya v Bafana Bafana
(March 22, 2019)