Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos has been realistic as he admitted that it will be hard for his men to for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
In their first game of the qualifiers Bafana played out to a 1-1 draw away to Zimbabwe on Friday and Broos believes the new-look and young South African side can get a positive result against Ghana tonight (18:00) at FNB Stadium.
“They (Ghana) are the best team in the group. They have several players who play in Europe. It will be a tough game, but we will have possibilities and we must fight them,” said Broos.
“If we fight them, we can cause them problems. It will be tough, but we must be confident. I hope that my team can better the performance from Friday, with organisation defensively and good attacks,” added Broos.
Bafana’s record against Ghana is poor as they have failed to register a win against the west African nation (three draws and two defeats) in their last five meetings.
Ghana also head into the crucial encounter in high spirits following their 1-0 win over Ethiopia in their opener last Friday. And the Black Stars goalkeeper Richard Ofori said they know what to expect from Bafana.
“I am going to face most of the players that I know very well. I know their qualities; they are very good. But at the end of the day, we need to show that we are Ghana and we need to win,” said Ofori.
“I know my colleagues, we have been together for a couple of days, and we want it badly, so at the end of the day it’s just a matter of who wants it more.
“We are determined, and we hope everything will go well on the field of play so that at the end of the fay we will make our country proud.”
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By FARPost Reporter