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Bafana Bafana looking to make it to Afcon last 16

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Hugo Broos, coach of South Africa during the 2023 African Cup of Nations South Africa Press Conference at the Amadou Gon Coulibaly Stadium, Korhogo on the 23 January 2024 ©SAFAMedia

South Africans will be waiting with bated breath as Bafana Bafana will take on Tunisia this evening, hoping to make it to the last 16.

The national team, lying second behind Mali, need a point at least to ensure their stay in the tournament. They must avoid defeat at all costs.

Bafana are and need a solitary point to ensure that they live to play another match in the tournament.

Bafana Bafana head into their crunch Africa Cup of Nations Group E clash with Tunisia, coming from a 4-0 win against neighbours Namibia – in their second group game of the CAF Africa Cup of Nations Côte d’Ivoire 2023.

If Bafana win against Tunisia, they will advance to the top two in the pool, in a result that would leave Tunisia bottom of the group and out of the tournament.

Bafana will win the group if Mali fail to beat Namibia in another match that will also be taking place today.

Coach, Hugo Broos, has expressed confidence in his side, saying Bafana have a good chance of making it into the knockout stages of Africa’s most prestigious football tournament.

“It was a great game and a good win. Goal difference counts and we are happy with the result,” Broos said at the MD-1 press conference.

“We know what we need to do, the team knows what they need to do and the changes made on the day were tactical and needed. We will do the same against Tunisia. Every opponent we study and improve on our plan.”

The team will have to put their excitement of winning against Namibia 4-0 behind them and focus on making it into the last 16.

Oswin Appollis with Aubrey Modiba of South Africa during the 2023 African Cup of Nations South Africa Training Session at the Lycee Moderne, Korhogo on the 23 January 2024 ©SAFAMedia

South Africans have since taken to X to wish the team well.

 

 

 

 

Some South African Football teams have also wished the boys well and government.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Written by: Nonhlanhla Harris

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