It’s been over 13 years since Cape Verde last made the trip to South Africa to play Bafana Bafana in a qualifier, but it’s the same head coach in charge tonight who beat them back in 2004.
Check out the gallery above for images of that game
Stuart Baxter was appointed as Bafana’s new head coach earlier this year following the exit of Shakes Mashaba, and while he got off to a good start with a win over Nigeria, his next big game saw them lose 2-1 to Cape Verde over the weekend.
Now, with Bafana needing a home victory over Tubarões Azuis, he will be hoping that his players can channel their inner Mbulelo Mabizela and claim three points at Moses Mabhida Stadium.
South Africa’s last game against Cape Verde in Mzansi was at the 2013 African Cup of Nations at FNB Stadium when the tournament was hosted here, with that game ending 0-0.
However, it was Mabizela that proved to be the hero 13 years ago as he smashed home a rocket for the game-winning goal, seeing Baxter’s side claim a second consecutive win over the Cape Verdeans.
Check out Mabizela’s winner below: