Register Login Scores

Hlatshwayo Reveals What Interests Him About Bafana’s AFCON Draw

Bafana Bafana captain, Thulani Hlatswayo, has reacted to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations draw after it has been confirmed that the South African senior national team will be in Group D with Ivory Coast, Morocco and Namibia. 

Bafana will get their AFCON campaign underway with a clash against former champions of the competition Ivory Coast on June 24, as also confirmed from the South African Football Association. 

Read: Bafana Coach Comments On Tough AFCON Draw 

The second match will be against Namibia on June 28, with the last Group match set for July 01 against Morocco.

“This is a very interesting draw, and I am very happy with it. I am glad we did not get so-called small nations because we seem to be at our best when we face big-name countries, so I am confident we will do well. Mind you, we started the qualifications with a win (vs Nigeria) and ended with another fine win (vs Libya) and both matches were away – not only that, but we also qualified without losing a game, and that means we are doing something right. So we have to continue where we left off and I believe with the nation behind us we will get it right,” Hlatshwayo has been quoted on SAFA’s official website.

Read: Baxter Outlines AFCON Strategy, Rates Opponents 

“What makes this more exciting personally is that I have never played against Ivory Coast and Morocco at senior level, but I am very aware of what they are all about. They are physical but that is not an issue for us as we have faced similar opposition before. So I am really looking forward to these matches. I believe we are more experienced now, and we are not intimated by anybody anymore – but we worked hard to get here, and that’s what gives me confidence ahead of the tournament,” added the defender.   

Watch: SLTV: Kavazovic: All People Believe In One God And That’s Football 

 

nextarticle

Chiefs Beat Suspension Worries With Squad Selection

3 comments

Top 5

January Chiefs Exits? Six Stars Chiefs Could Cut Loose…

29 Oct 15, 2019 12:59 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Reports: Messi Could Be Banned From Playing Against English Clubs

40 Oct 07, 2019 02:35 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

‘Ten-Ten’: I Was Shocked!   

11 Oct 15, 2019 11:41 AM in Orlando Pirates

Highest Attended Football Games In History

12 Sep 29, 2019 07:17 PM in World News

Pitso: If Pep Guardiola Can Concede 4, Who Am I?

48 Oct 15, 2019 12:16 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Kekana Reveals How VW Broke His Heart

10 Oct 14, 2019 02:00 PM in Stars & Their Cars

Living Large! 10 Peeks Into Mathoho's Home & Garage

6 Oct 15, 2019 09:44 AM in Ballers Cribs & Travels

3 Goals For Castro, 3 Assists For Billiat As Chiefs Punish Downs

419 Oct 12, 2019 05:59 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Starting XI: Chiefs v Sundowns

111 Oct 12, 2019 03:02 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

From GTI To Lexus: Mshishi’s Car Evolution Through The Years

Oct 14, 2019 01:00 PM in Stars & Their Cars

The Six Chiefs Players Middendorp Wanted To See

32 Oct 15, 2019 09:13 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

The Highest-Paid Player At Each EPL Club Revealed

20 Sep 15, 2019 07:15 PM in Cadbury

Latest Soweto Derby Details…

27 Oct 15, 2019 10:51 AM in Soweto Derby

FIFA Announce 2019 World Team Of The Year, Salah & Mane Snubbed

76 Sep 23, 2019 09:47 PM in Ballon d’Or

Pitso’s Biggest Regret Against Chiefs

58 Oct 15, 2019 01:46 PM in Shell Helix Ultra Cup