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Pirates Goalkeeper: The 2018 FIFA World Cup Campaign Is Still Alive

Orlando Pirates Goalkeeper: The 2018 FIFA World Cup Campaign Is Still Alive

By Soccer Laduma - Sep 26, 2017 05:16 PM

Orlando Pirates goalkeeper, Wayne Sandilands is confident that Bafana Bafana’s belief in the slightest possibility of qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup will be good motivation for the team going into the upcoming encounters.

The South African national team will host Burkina Faso next month, October 07 at the FNB Stadium, where Head Coach Stuart Baxter will keep hope alive in qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup set to take place in Russia next year.

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Bafana’s chances of qualifying for the prestigious competition has been slimmed down a great deal, however, South African international, Sandilands believes that their dream of going to the World Cup is still alive.

“Well, for us as players, I suppose I can speak for myself personally – that campaign is still alive and kicking. I think we have to believe that, we have to believe that our dream of going to the World Cup is alive, otherwise, then it will be over before we even kick a ball against Burkina Faso,” Sandilands told the media in a press conference today. 

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“So, we believe that it is still possible, we believe that we can go there, but this game comes with a lot of responsibility, we have to win this game and it is three cup finals for us that are left. It is going to be a challenge but we believe and I certainly believe that we can still make it.”

“Well, the reality is that there is an opportunity to go to Russia 2018, so there (are) two things that can happen, you can either sit and be depressed about it and believe we are not going, or you believe that you can and there is a fighting chance and you fight for that chance and even there is a slight glimmer of hope, you hold to that and you fight for that, with having that mindset there is a possibility of going,” he added. 


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Warras4khosi Joined: 19 Jul 2017
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Warras4khosi Sep 27, 2017 08:51 AM
You're one of those players who has made our lives difficult so far in hindsight
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Daniel Madenza Kutumela Joined: 26 Feb 2015
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Daniel Madenza Kutumela Sep 27, 2017 07:24 AM
The Bafanas won't qualify as long as Danny & Danis still leading SAFA.They're double trouble the unti Shakes Mashaba
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Alton11 Sep 27, 2017 06:29 AM
I hate this now we have to hope and believe whereas you should have done the business against cape verde ,you might as well lose all of next matches and donate points to teams who really want to go to Russia ,you guys are not serious at all ,im very patriotic but this bafana bafana makes me boil
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Emjey Sep 27, 2017 04:53 AM
must back
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Mtwesi Sep 27, 2017 03:12 AM
Open net dream on
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Johannes methuli Sep 27, 2017 02:11 AM
Forget and smile
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cowcela Sep 26, 2017 10:24 PM
worse goalkeeper in history of south African football
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Realydoctor10 Sep 26, 2017 09:01 PM
@CCL CHAMPS+SUPER CUP "Oah its good if Khune was going to do good saves in the poles and go to the opponets poles to score goals
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Realydoctor10 Sep 26, 2017 09:00 PM
@CCL CHAMPS+SUPER CUP "Oah its good if Khune was going to do good saves in the poles and go to the opponets poles to score goals
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Realydoctor10 Sep 26, 2017 08:59 PM
Sandinature just do ur best to prove some fans that this season you will be the mzansi finest man
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Binda_Bucks1 Sep 26, 2017 08:33 PM
Dlala ngath wena mjita aniyindawo sobe siyibuka sonke le World cup ku Tv
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Mr Tools Sep 26, 2017 08:31 PM
I'm a South African. A patriotic one for that. However, I do not see us qualifying for the world cup. 4 points from Cape Verde would've boosted out chances but we messed that up. We let a lowly ranked country to humiliate us home and away. Sandilands is just optimistic but that's not going to help us now. Furthermore, he's the one who conceded two lousy goals. He's positioning for the free kick goal was utterly disappointing.
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mitchvich Sep 26, 2017 08:30 PM
After that disastrous perfomance? Come on Bafana, stop feeding SA some sweet nothings.
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Anti-Rat + Zebra Sep 26, 2017 08:17 PM
u drunk
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roger-fetumba Sep 26, 2017 08:08 PM
Rubbish
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mr vas Sep 26, 2017 07:59 PM
Let hope so
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setlaboswana Sep 26, 2017 07:48 PM
I don't see it happening.
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CCL CHAMPS+SUPER CUP Sep 26, 2017 07:36 PM
Day dreamer Sandilands,if we had Itu on those two games against Cape Verde maybe we would be talking other language but with these mbobo vuleka keepers ay ay ay
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tshavhuyo humbulani Sep 26, 2017 06:54 PM
This is a day dream walk
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The Bucsboss Sep 26, 2017 06:51 PM
In life nothing is impossible.I like it when players feel owing the country that big.Most soccer loving group in the country is fully behind the National team.Your hope as a team makes us stand boldly behind you,and a win will be our way to write a new history.#Go for it Bafana Bafana,#(UP THE BUCS.)

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