Yesterday, South Africa faced Sudan at the Orlando Stadium, Soweto, in the second of their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers. Bafana Bafana managed to win by scoring just one goal.
Previously, our team met with Ghana and lost 2-0. Bafana head coach Molefi Ntseki stated before the game it would not be an easy one.
“We are fully aware that playing against a team like Sudan is going to be difficult because they are coming from a 4-0 win against São Tomé and Príncipe and we are coming from a loss,” he declared. “It is all about digging deeper‚ we are left with only one form of result which is to win this game.”
25-year-old Lebogang Phiri scored on the stroke of halftime making it his first goal in Bafana Bafana colours. As it turned out to be the only goal of the game, South Africa collected three points and is now level on points with Sudan and Ghana in Group C.
The AFCON 2021 qualifiers will resume in 2020. South Africa will play home and away matches against São Tomé in September, home match against Ghana and away match against Sudan in November.
Only two teams from the group will qualify for AFCON 2021 to be held in Cameroon.