Bafana Bafana coach Molefi Ntseki says the team “badly needs” the three points to the extent that if Plan A does not work they will activate Plan B and if Plan B also fails, he will stimulate Plan against Sao Tome this afternoon (15:00).
Based on the intensity of Sunday’s training and focus from the entire team, it will take a miracle for Sao Tome to survive the possible barrage to be unleashed at them at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.
Bafana defeated Sao Tome 2-0 in the first match on Friday at Moses Mabhida Stadium through second half goals by Percy Tau and substitute Bongani Zungu.
Of the travelling team, only Innocent Maela sat out of training on Sunday, suffering from a slight knock he received in the Durban match and is likely to sit out this encounter.
Lyle Lakay is expected to be drafted in his place while Zungu who had a blinder of a game soon after coming on during Friday’s match, is set to earn a starting berth.
If Bafana Bafana earn a likely win against the islanders, they will jump to 9 points and will most probably need a single point in their remaining two games against Ghana at home and Sudan away to qualify for the Afcon to be hosted by Cameroon.
The Ghana and Sudan matches will be played in March next year.