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Video: Analyst predicts South Africa-Ghana Africa Cup of Nations final

Published on: 19 January 2013

SABC Sports Analyst, Mzimasi Mgebisi has predicted that Bafana Bafana could go all the way in the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations and possibly meet Ghana in the finals.

Speaking on Morning Live this morning, Mgebisi said he was inspired by Bafana Bafana’s performance in the friendly match against Norway on Tuesday.

Bafana lost 1-0 to the Norwegians.

"I take a lot of positives from Tuesday. First of all, it’s rare to see a South African national team put together six to eight, nine, ten passes at a sequence.

"It’s very rare for a South African national football team to be able to dominate ball possession by 65% to 70% at a one go.

"And South Africa were very superior on Tuesday. The only problem is that they could not convert those goals."

Mgebisi believes with the upcoming friendly match against Algeria, Bafana Bafana have an opportunity to gain the much-needed confidence before they face Cape Verde in the opening match next week.

"I can promise you one thing, South Africa will do so well in this tournament. In fact, I believe we’ll play in the finals against Ghana."

Watch video of the prediction below:


This article has 5 comment(s), give your comment
  • john says:
    January 19, 2013 06:04 pm
    yeah it's easy to make comments while sitting on the couch lol this silly fool
  • Unknown says:
    January 19, 2013 06:06 pm
    Well.. After viewing the opening match all I can say to this analyst is the following: DREAM ON! I'm sorry to say, but I really don't see South Africa getting anywhere near the finals with such poor football.
  • Sam says:
    January 19, 2013 06:50 pm
    Thank u was about to say that. Man what a horrible game. Normally every opening game in every tournament is full of excitement and energetic, not this one. With this kind of football i dont see (S.A)making past the group.
  • game mind says:
    January 19, 2013 08:59 pm
    but am sorry to say this the goals were no way to found .....i think they have to work on their goals scoring and that will help them....i hope the best for them.
  • moomin yakubu says:
    January 23, 2013 03:11 pm
    i wish them a good lack in dis tonment