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Ntseki: Jali Was Almost In Tears

Bafana Bafana head coach Molefi Ntseki has provided an injury update on Andile Jali and Percy Tau ahead of Sunday's crucial tie against Sudan.

Read: Tau Rescues Bafana Against Ghana

Bafana have their fate in their own hands heading into their final 2022 Africa Cup of Nations Group C qualifier on Sunday, despite dropping points against Ghana on Thursday evening.

Jali was stretchered off in the first half while Tau was limping towards to the end of the first and second half.

"We selected 26 players, we selected those players based on eventualities like that where somebody gets injured or something happens to our players, it is so unfortunate for Andile Jali," Ntseki told SABC after the game.

"I remember when we selected the team for Sao Tome [and Principe] he got injured in the last minute of the game and he could not make it to the camp, we've been talking to him and he was looking forward to being part of this camp.

"For him to get injured in the first-half I think it's bit of a disappointment from his side, I can see even now he's almost in tears but I think with Percy Tau the medical team will work on him, the rest of the guys will have to carry the flag in Sudan."

Bafana need to avoid defeat against Sudan in their last match to qualify and Ntseki says the fact that Sudan need a win to qualify will suit them.

"In football, there's something very interesting, if you look we had more possession, very good opportunities but unfortunately we ended up with a draw and I think going to Sudan it's for them to lose," he said.

"Because they will be coming at us and we already have a plan for that, they have to play to win, a draw is not going to help them. So in this case they will have to come at us and coming to us we have very good players who can play on a transition and get us a win."

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