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Raoul Savoy hoping for surprise win over Bafana Bafana

Posted: 12 June 2015 Time: 23:41

Gambia national team coach Raoul Savoy says he hopes his team can spring a surprise defeat on Bafana Bafana at the Moses Mabhida stadium on Saturday.

Bafana Bafana host Gambia in a must-win Group M fixture in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.

Savoy has admitted that he is not expecting much from his newly assembled team, after they served a two-year ban, but hopes his side can pull off a shock win on Saturday afternoon.

"As you know, the team was suspended for two years so now for us it's a revival phase," says Savoy.

"We're coming from very far, and the team is new - the players only met 10 days ago. Some of them don't know each other, so we're starting from zero.

"The FA did a really good job in identifying players from Europe, so now we are just working hard, and have already played well against Uganda."

Following their 1-1 draw with Uganda, the Swiss coach is positive ahead of their opening Afcon qualifer and says he would be happy to surprise the home team.

"Tomorrow we are going to face a very strong team, so we'll have to be very serious and very compact.

"Maybe if we can be a surprise tomorrow, it would be wonderful for us," he adds. 

 

Article by: Chad Klate
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