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Menzi Masuku wary of Botswana threat

Posted: 23 June 2016 Time: 17:35

Menzi Masuku says Bafana Bafana will do well not to underestimate the challenge presented by Botswana in the COSAFA Cup Final.

The South Africans reached the deciding match following a 5-1 thrashing of Swaziland last night – a match in which the Orlando Pirates man scored a brace.

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But Masuku says not too much should be read into that result.

“We are facing a very strong team that has over the years always wanted not to lose to South Africa, so from the onset we have a very difficult match because of that, but we are focussed and determined to do well,” he says.

“We had two tough matches but managed to pull through, although many will look at the scoreline against Swaziland and think we had it easy, but it was not.

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“But I believe we have now gathered some momentum and we will come out victorious.

“Lesotho and Swaziland are all in the past, the focus is on Botswana – we are just one match away from lifting this trophy, which will be the second medal for some of us in the SA u23 national team following the win in Senegal, so that in itself is enough motivation to see us through.

“We have a very good group of players who also want to do well. I am confident we will return home with gold medals.”

Article by: SAFA Media
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