Now is the time for Bafana Bafana to show their worth
Play with structure, energy and pace and surprise Ivory Coast
Bafana Bafana's chances of beating Ivory Coast, and probably of a successful 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon), are likely to hinge on how their defence copes with a world-class frontline spearheaded by Lille star Nicolas Pépé tomorrow at Cairo's Al Salam Stadium.
Pépé, the 24-year-old Lille winger, scored 22 goals in 38 Ligue 1 games in 2018-19 to be a target of Bayern Munich for ?70m. He's the kind of predator who will take the type of chances a Bafana defence that conceded just two goals in the qualifiers, but lack pace, can offer up when they're nervous - a movie we've seen before at major tournaments...