Bafana backed for WC qualification


Former Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Steve Crowley has backed Hugo Broos' side to clinch qualification for the 2022 World Cup.

The former Kaizer Chiefs and Wits University goalkeeper said he was left impressed at how the current squad handled the double-header against Ethiopia.

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Bafana beat Ethiopia 1-0 on Tuesday, courtesy of an own-goal to maintain their position as leaders of Group G.

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"Two good results, two good wins, even though the second one might have been a bit fortunate due to the own goal," Crowley said.

"But a win is a win which now has left us top of the group.

"Hopefully that has given confidence to the team and the squad. They can get further wins under their belts in the next coming fixtures against Ghana and Zimbabwe. So it has built a good foundation for the upcoming games."

Crowley added that he believes Bafana will need to improve their performances over the remaining two fixtures.

"They've got to raise their game as required, as there's a feeling that Ghana will be a tougher opponent.

"We're going to have to raise our game, apply the correct tactics to come away with a win. As long as we can remain on top of our group, then the job is done, however, you can't expect to win every game."

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