SuperSport's Clayton Daniels ready for biggest Bafana test against Senegal in World Cup qualifying
Posted: 10 November 2016 Time: 09:16
Clayton Daniels says he’s preparing for the toughest challenge of his international career when Bafana Bafana faces Senegal in a 2018 World Cup qualifier in Polokwane on Saturday.
The 32-year-old Cape Town-born centre-back hope to get the nod when Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba announces his line-up to face the Lions of Teranga at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in a crucial Group D tie.
Daniels reckons their preparations has been fruitful but adds that he’s well aware of the massive challenge from the Senegalese.
“Personally, I think this will be my toughest encounter for the national team because of the quality of the team we're playing against,” Daniels tells KickOff.com.
“I think the fact that there is such a lot at stake Senegal will come at us hard. They will obviously try and play with high intensity to keep us on the back foot.
“Their attacking prowess will definitely keep us on our toes and we could be in for a very busy afternoon. I’m preparing for my toughest test in a Bafana jersey.”
Despite the respect for the West Africans, the SuperSport United man has emphasised that a victory on Saturday is also non-negotiable for the home side.
“We have to make full use of the fact that we playing in front of our home crowd,” Daniels says.
“I know we always get good support in Polokwane and the 12th man will definitely be a factor for us.
"We have to win this match – it’s a simple as that.”