Dino Ndlovu still harbours World Cup hopes

Dino Ndlovu still harbours World Cup hopes
Coach Stuart Baxter gives instructions to Dino Ndlovu of South Africa during 2017 South Africa Training at FNB Stadium on 05 October 2017@Aubrey Kgakatsi/BackpagePix

by Bertin Basson

Saturday Oct 07, 2017. 10:00

Bafana Bafana striker Dino Ndlovu is not ready to throw in the towel just yet, despite South Africa's dwindling hopes of reaching next years World Cup in Russia.

Ndlovu, 27, has been recalled to the South Africa set-up following an impressive run of form for Azerbaijan club Qarabag. Stuart Baxter will hope that the burly forward can provide the necessary fire power in attack with Tokelo Rantie dropped.

South Africa currently sit bottom of Group D with a single point from three matches following successive defeats to Cape Verde.

"If we did not believe we can make it to Russia, it’s useless to be playing this game this weekend."

“I believe so much in God and God gives the toughest tasks to his soldiers. If you are a footballer, you always need to be under pressure. If you are not, then it means you are in a comfort zone.

"For me to be called in this type of situation is an ideal time to come into the national team," the former SuperSport United striker concluded.

Bafana Bafana play host to Burkina Faso at FNB Stadium on Saturday, and will need nothing but all three points if they are to keep their slim hopes of reaching next year's showpiece alive.

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