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AFCON 2021 qualifiers: South Africa coach reveals game plan to upset Ghana

By Vincent Ashitey
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South Africa head coach Molefi Ntseki has revealed his game plan ahead of their clash with Ghana's Black Stars.

Bafana Bafana will open their AFCON 2021 qualifying campaign while playing as a guest against the Black Stars on Thursday at the Cape Coast Stadium on Thursday, November 14 at 7:00 pm.

Speaking to the media ahead of the clash, Ntseki said he has mapped out strategies to aid his side to unsettle the Black Stars.

"We have to be very careful. Starting on the front foot can get us an early goal and unsettle Ghana. But at the same time, if you give Ghana too much possession, they can easily hurt you," Ntseki told the media.

"They are at home‚ they will have the support and confidence. So, it’s a game where one has to be very cautious."

"We need to manage the phases of the game very well. That is why we are talking of players with experience‚ players who have been here before‚ players who have played at the highest level. I’m referring to the Afcon," he continued.

"These are the players who did very well against Egypt. These are the players who did very well against Nigeria in Nigeria (with a 2-1 win in the 2019 Afcon qualifiers in Uyo in June 2017).

"So, we are very careful in our approach. Our tactical strategy has to be one of being protective‚ but at the same time we should not be dropping too deep and giving Ghana possession‚ because they can always be dangerous."

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