Bafana Bafana will undergo their final preparations ahead of tomorrow’s AFCON qualifying clash against Cameroon. And while many have written their chances off, there are some players who could be decisive.
Shakes Mashaba will be looking to get a positive result in the first leg, before returning to Mzansi to ensure they wrap up the tie in Durban.
He will need to make sure that all his players are performing to the best of their abilities, but there are a handful of men who can help secure a triumph over the Indomitable Lions.
The Ajax Cape Town man has an inspiring story to tell, but he has proven to be the only lethal goalscorer in Mashaba’s squad who currently plays in Mzansi. Prince is already a contender for the Absa Golden Boot award, and with this set to be his Bafana debut, many will be hoping that he sets things alight.
The Troyes full-back recently came up against Zlatan Ibrahimovic in a Ligue 1 encounter and his European experience will be crucial when facing a Cameroon side packed with quality. The Central Africans love to play the game wide, and having him on the flank at top form will be vital.
The South African is currently enjoying an excellent spate of form with his Cypriot side Anorthosis, where he has scored 16 league goals to make him the most influential striker from Mzansi at the moment. His European experience will be fundamental when coming up against the Lions’ defence.
Many have been singing Thulani Serero’s praises for many years, but it’s time people start noticing the talent that is Mokotjo. If fit, the Twente midfielder will be absolutely decisive for South African in this encounter, as he knows how to break up play but also push the ball up field.
What are your predictions for the clash?