BAFANA Bafana players Teko Modise and Lehlohonolo Majoro believe the current strike-force in the squad is the best and should be able to get goals for the national team.
South Africa will host Ethiopia in a 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier tomorrow at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace. Kickoff is at 3pm.
This match will be followed by the South Africa Senior Women’s National Team (Banyana Banyana) who will face Nigeria in an international friendly fixture.
Kickoff is at 7pm.
Bafana has some of the most lethal marksmen in the squad that will take on Ethiopia. The players have been setting the scene alight in the 2011/2012 PSL season for five different clubs:
Siyabonga Nomvethe (Moroka Swallows): 20
Eleazar Rodgers (Santos): 13
Katlego Mphela (Mamelodi Sundowns: 10
Lehlohonolo Majoro (Kaizer Chiefs): 10
Tokelo Rantie (Orlando Pirates): 7
”We have a very powerful and strong striking force – all of us have been doing well this past season, but also our midfielders are capable of scoring goals as they have shown in the recently-ended season. We have a very competitive squad that will help provide the win against Ethiopia,” said Majoro.
His words were echoed by Modise.
“Killer (Mphela) is not the only one expected to score, we have the best striking force in the current squad, and it will need us the creative midfielders to supply them and as they are natural strikers I don’t see why they won’t score. If you are tight at the back like the defence we have, we are in with a chance,” said Modise.
The players understand the importance of this match.
“It’s perhaps the most important game we are going to play. Everyone is looking forward to the game and it will be our duty to win the match. I believe everything is in our favour and we have done our homework, I don’t see any reason that should prevent us from winning provided we stick to our game plan,” added Majoro.
“Without taking anything away from Ethiopia, for us to qualify these are the teams we need to beat before we can think of the bigger nations. We are playing at home with some pressure behind us, but maybe this is the kind of pressure we need to do better, we need to start winning games,” concluded Modise.
Bafana will have two last training sessions before taking on Ethiopia who are expected to landed in the country yesterday.