Tovey Sends Advice To Broos’ Bafana
Former Bafana Bafana captain Neil Tovey says it is vital for Bafana Bafana to focus on the Zimbabwe game ahead of South Africa’s two crunch FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
South Africa are on the summit of the Group G, sitting a point ahead of Ghana, who are also aiming to progress to the next round.
Tovey, who captained South Africa to their famous triumph at the 1996 Africa Cup of Nations, thinks Hugo Broos’ side must look at the home game against The Warriors as the most important match compared to the last one against Ghana.
“Yeah, I think it has to start with a home game as I said before, it was wonderful to see that they are starting to win at home,” Tovey said during an event around the Class of 96.
“Because that was our hill in the past we have never got full continental points at home which is now just won in the three games.
“And that always lays a platform for the qualification is to get to make sure you win at home. And then you can grab something away from home which we have done against Ethiopia, we have done against Zimbabwe.
“And it will probably boil down to the last game against Ghana, we want to go there into that match and I don’t really want look too far ahead of the Zimbabwe match, because we are still going to do the job here, so for those players must just concentrate on Zimbabwe.
“Don’t worry about Ghana, Ghana will take care of itself and go to get the three points against Zimbabwe and then the Ghana match will take care of itself. And now go with a lot of confidence and put their own destiny in hands.”
Broos’ men will face Zimbabwe on Thursday, before heading to Ghana three days later in the upcoming 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifier.