Register Login Scores

PSL

Igesund: We Know Cape Verde!

Afcon 2013: South Africa v Cape Verde

Time: 17h00

Venue: The National Stadium

Channel: SABC 1/ SS 4

Almost three years ago, Bafana Bafana played the opening game of the FIFA World Cup against Mexico at Soccer City - a game that ended in a one-all draw. Tonight Bafana play in the opening game of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, at the same stadium, against Cape Verde and coach Gordon Igesund tells Soccer-Laduma that he is not worried, because know he knows his opponents.

He said playing at home is proving to be vitally motivating to the players and the supporters will be the 12th player on the day.

"We are ready for this tournament and this game. The players have told me that they are ready. From the technical point of view I can say we now know Cape Verde and how they play. This will help us plan well against them. But the most important thing is for us to go out there represent the country and win.

"There will be over 80 000 South African supporters in the stands who will give us extra motivation. I see no reason why we should not win tonight," Igesund said.

Meanwhile Cape Verde defender Guy Ramos said that they will go for attack to win this game. This is the team's first game at the continental tournament and Ramos says they want to do well. "We have come far to be here finally and we want to win. We want to show that qualifying for this tournament was not a fluke. We will go for an attacking formation. We have no reasons to defend so we have to attack and score goals. We know we can score and we will be doing that," Ramos explained.

Afcon players to watch

South Africa: Thulani Serero

Cape Verde: Luis "Platini" Sqares

100 comments

Top 5

8 Of Chiefs' Most Embarrassing Defeats In The Premiership

116 Sep 20, 2021 03:29 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

12 Players Who Still Don't Have Clubs

10 Sep 02, 2021 12:30 PM in International

Motshwari Arrest Latest: Police Update On Bucs Star

68 Sep 21, 2021 01:09 PM in Orlando Pirates

Ronaldo Breaks Zlatan's Incredible Record

5 Sep 20, 2021 09:28 AM in Cadbury

The Don – Downs Star Flexes Smoking R1m BMW M4

Sep 20, 2021 07:41 PM in Show Me The Money

Kekana Shows Off His Latest Whip

1 Sep 20, 2021 07:43 PM in Stars & Their Cars

PSG Release Messi Update After Sub Drama

3 Sep 21, 2021 01:58 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar/Mbappe Watch

Beckham's Son Makes Professional Debut

4 Sep 20, 2021 10:32 AM in World News

Irked Mbele Refuses To Comment on Mhango Nightclub Reports

34 Sep 20, 2021 04:22 PM in Orlando Pirates

The Highest-Paid African Stars In The EPL

21 Feb 02, 2021 07:14 PM in English Premier League

Breaking: Crisis Talks At Swallows!

14 Sep 20, 2021 03:34 PM in Siyagobhoza

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

25 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

Baxter Blasted For Apologising

124 Sep 21, 2021 07:10 AM in Kaizer Chiefs