Cape Town - Bafana Bafana arrived in the Senegalese capital
of Dakar en route to Gambia where they will play their penultimate 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier eager to finish the campaign on a
Shakes Mashaba's charges and Gambia lock horns on Saturday, June 4 at the Independence Stadium in Bakau.
The match is scheduled to kick-off
at 17:00 local time (19:00 SA Time).
Mashaba says South Africa will would go for
a win and leave the rest to fate.
"We want to finish our campaign with a flourish and we
will definitely go all out for a win in this encounter," Mashaba said as quote by SAFA website.
"Yes, we made it
difficult for ourselves in the first two matches against Gambia and Mauritania
but we are going for a win, come Saturday," said Mashaba.
The Bafana Bafana coach said with his team scheduled to
begin the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers later in the year, there was no time
to relax in any of their matches.
"Yes, we will blood in any of the prospects in any
given situation but winning is our primary concern," added Mashaba.
The first match between South Africa and Gambia ended in a
goalless draw in Durban (13 June 2015).
Bafana currently lie third on the table with three
points after four matches. Cameroon leads the pack on 8 points, one more than
second-placed Mauritania while Gambia has two points.
South Africa will host Mauritania in the last match of the
qualifiers in September.