Tuesday Nov 12, 2019. 08:00
Bafana Bafana head coach Molefi Ntseki is leaving no stone unturned in preparation of Thursday’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier against Ghana at Cape Coast Stadium.
The match will be Ntseki’s first official fixture as head coach of South Africa, having taken over the reins from Stuart Baxter following the 2019 Afcon in Egypt.
Ntseki’s first game in charge of Bafana Bafana resulted in a 2-1 win for the hosts over Mali in the Nelson Mandela Challenge last month.
The Black Stars, like South Africa, were last in competitive action at the 2019 Afcon tournament where they suffered a Round of 16 exit to Tunisia. Bafana Bafana lost in the quarter-finals to Nigeria.
“In terms of our analysis and profiling of Ghana, we played them in Dubai [before the 2019 Afcon] and there is not much of a change in their playing personnel,” Ntseki said.
“The coach [Kwasi] Appiah if he stays we have seen him and analysed him. Analysing is not only about the players you should also do the coach to seen what he prefers. We are still getting more clips so that when we go to the match with confidence.”
The most recent competitive fixture between the two nations ended in a 2-1 win for Ghana at the 2015 Afcon. Andre Ayew scored a late winner for the Black in Mongomo.