Ntseki reveals Bafana mandate

SA National Teams

Bafana Bafana coach Molefi Ntseki has said the team's mandate is to achieve one of two options when they face Sudan in their final 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier this evening.

Bafana are set to wrap up their AFCON qualifying campaign when they take on the Falcons of Jediane at Al-Hilal Stadium in Khartoum at 18h00 (CAT).

Currently in second spot in Group C, with leaders Ghana having already qualified before they face Sao Tome and Principe tonight, Ntseki's charges need only a draw to ensure they join the Black Stars in Cameroon next year.

Fully aware of the permutations, the 51-year-old tactician has declared that their mandate is to do whatever necessary against Sudan to ensure their passage to the AFCON finals.

"We will most definitely take advantage of the two options, as long as at the end of the game, either of the options will have to work for us," said Ntseki in his pre-match address.

"With the two options, obviously, I think it will see the team going through. We are fully aware of the challenges, we also give respect to the Sudanese.

"We give respect to their team, but our mandate coming here is to make use of the two options, which is to help us go through and qualify for Cameroon AFCON."

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