May Mahlangu believes that Sunday’s 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Ethiopia will be more challenging than last Saturday’s 3-0 win over the Central African Republic (CAR).
Bafana Bafana put in a solid display on Saturday as they defeated CAR 3-0 in a Group A FIFA World Cup qualifier, played in Cameroon. On Sunday they will face Group A leaders Ethiopia, in Addis Ababa, and will be aiming to take their winning momentum into the tie.
Mahlangu told the Siya crew that Ethiopia will look to use their home advantage, however he is confident that they can come out with a positive result.
“The game on Saturday was difficult as both teams were not at home, but this one is going to be more difficult because it is an away game in the true sense. We are going to play Ethiopia in their own back yard.
“After the win on Saturday we just want to continue with that form and spirit, and win on Sunday. We know they have a lot of supporters at their home games and it will be a big game so we need to rise up to the occasion and win this game.
“Because it is position one and two in the group, it will be more difficult and tougher for both sides,” the Sweden-based midfielder concluded.