Cape Town - Nigeria and South Africa will clash in the final
group game of the 2014 African Nations Championship, and fans of Bafana Bafana
have been weighing the team’s chances with some saying it was unfortunate that
they did not win against Mali, as the Eagles may again ruin their chances of
going further in the tournament.
Mahlatse Mphalele writing for the New Age Newspapers, said
“the last thing Bafana Bafana needed was an unwanted situation of facing hoodoo
opponents Nigeria in the last match of Group A on Sunday faced with having to
win at all costs.”
He added that Nigeria may spoil the chances of Bafana in the
game and again qualify at the expense of the host.
On his part, Thomas Mlambo, a popular face on SuperSports in
Nigeria, said Nigeria should at least leave the CHAN tourney for his home
country to celebrate with.
Speaking with Coach Stephen Keshi on SABC, Wednesday night,
Mlambo said Nigeria has caused Bafana Bafana too many heart aches and it was
about time it ends. Keshi reacted sarcastically saying the better side should
carry the day on Sunday but noted that the Eagles did not travel for seven
hours on air to South Africa to be beaten on sentiments.
“As always we hope to give out our best against Bafana
because here is my second home”, he said.