Goalkeeper of the Bafana Bafana of South Africa Itumeleng Khune says they are not scared of the intimidating profile of players of the Super Eagles of Nigeria ahead of their clash on Saturday.
Khune who is yet to concede a goal in the AFCON 2019 Qualifiers said he is eyeing another clean sheet against Nigeria as they have resolved to defend as a team in tomorrow’s game.
He went further to reveal what they will most likely capitalize on against Nigeria tomorrow by citing the pace of his team as against Nigeria, who in his words are tall and big but very slow.
“They are going to want to bully us, so the only advantage we have is that we have players with small frames but are much faster on the ball,” he said at the pre match conference.
“They are very tall and big, and very slow. So what we need to capitalise on is moving the ball around quickly and getting into small pockets of space, and even utilising the spaces behind their defence and then converting our chances.”
South Africa need a win to seal qualification for next year Africa Cup of Nations or a draw to keep their hope of qualifying intact ahead of their last group game against Seychelles.
In the reverse tie of this fixture, they defeated Nigeria 0-2 in Uyo but they are now second behind the Super Eagles after picking up four out of six points against Seychelles while Nigeria got maximum points against Libya in the last round of games.