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New Bafana Skipper: Nigeria Are Big, But A Bit Slow

New Bafana Bafana captain, Thulani Hlatshwayo, says that the team knows what they must do if they’re going to get a result against Nigeria this weekend. 
 
 
‘Tyson’ will lead the team out in Uyo on Saturday evening for South Africa’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the Super Eagles and he will do so as permanent captain of his country for the first time.
 
Having never beaten Nigeria in a competitive game, Hlatshwayo knows that it will not be an easy task, although seems confident that they can pick up a result on their travels this weekend.
 
When asked whether Bafana will be intimidated by the Nigerians, he told the media, “We will not. We played Nigeria in Nigeria. We did well… Tokelo gave them a run for their money. We know we are smaller than them as players‚ so we don’t want to play the long ball but catch them on the counter. They are big‚ but a bit slow.
 
“It is a going to be a grudge game for them. Knowing Nigerians‚ that’s how they are. They do have that arrogance they carry around. We have to be humble and make sure we don’t give Nigeria too much respect‚ and not be scared of them.”
 
Bafana have only beaten Nigeria once – also under Stuart Baxter, for a friendly in 2004 and they will be hoping to change that record over the weekend.  
 
 

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