AFCON Qualifiers: Bafana Bafana In Town For Eagles' Clash
The South African national football team, Bafana Bafana are now in town ahead of Saturday's 2019 AFCON Qualifiers against the Super Eagles.
The South African delegation came in through Lagos on Wednesday night and are now expected to connect a flight to Uyo on Thursday, as they continue in their mission to cause an upset.
Before heading to Nigeria, the South Africa Football Association, SAFA President Dr. Danny Jordaan wished coach Stuart Baxter and his troops all the best in their undoubtedly tough task against the Super Eagles.
The SAFA President impressed upon Skipper Thulani Hlatshwayo and his boys that Bafana Bafana is the biggest football brand on the continent and any major tournament they miss out would grossly unprofitable.
“Ironically, if there is a CAF Cup of Nations tournament without Bafana Bafana or Nigeria, it automatically becomes sort of a dump squib because these two nations have to constantly be there.”
“Part of Vision 2022 is to make sure that Bafana Bafana constantly qualifies for continental and global major tournaments and make an impression at each one. We need to qualify for Cameroon in 2019 and FIFA World Cup in Russia next year. We have a massive year ahead of us and a good showing in Uyo on Saturday would set the tone for the rest of this demanding year,” said Dr Jordaan.
Bafana Bafana rounded off their training session at home on Wednesday morning at FNB Stadium before heading straight for Nigeria.