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South Africa U-17 coach Mashaba eyes Ghana upset

Published on: 29 November 2012

South Africa’s U17 coach Shakes Mashaba believes his team can still qualify ahead of Ghana for next year’s African Championships.

The Amajimbos must overturn a 3-2 deficit suffered in the first leg when they play away to the Black Starlets on Saturday in Sekondi.

The task to qualify to Morocco ahead of Ghana considering the first leg result, appears herculean but Mashaba believes his side can still nick it on ‘enemy’s’ territory.

“It's not about standing a chance to beat Ghana, when you got to compete, you got to compete and can't fail yourself and say you have a chance or not,” the ex Bafana Bafana coach told Aseda FM.

“For the fact that they (Ghana) came to South Africa to beat us by three goals, we can also do same, but our only problem is that the pressure is on us.

“We've got to win by two goals to zero, that's the only pressure we've got.

“We are only hoping we change the pressure into positives.”



This article has 5 comment(s), give your comment
  • Tymer says:
    December 01, 2012 09:23 pm
    What is this stupid zambian pigmy doing on this site. Dont they have anything interesting about their below average players to read about in their media? Massa, this Ghana, we r born to play the game and u dont qualify to be our rivals.
  • Maxwell Johnson says:
    November 30, 2012 03:03 am
    Hahahaha Richard, you've really cracked up bro.
  • Richard K.sat says:
    November 29, 2012 10:43 pm
    ...and you are purely under-brained!
  • Chipolopolo says:
    November 29, 2012 05:44 pm
    gaynaians are purely overage!
  • David Agbemavor says:
    November 29, 2012 04:34 pm
    you're right mr mashaba, but let me tell you this ghana not, everybody knows that you can't say you're going to loose the game, u're going to loose on saturday