LIVERPOOL – South Africa’s Bongiwe Msomi says that her team can’t afford to look too far ahead at Thursday night’s game against England, despite the match looking increasingly likely to decide the winner of Group G.
The Proteas and Tracey Neville’s English Roses both have six points, and look to be favourites to secure the two semifinal berths on offer to teams in their group.
However, after their first rest day of the tournament on Tuesday, both have another fixture to contend with before Thursday’s showdown: England take on Trinidad and Tobago while South Africa face Uganda with both matches on Wednesday.
Msomi says that the talent the She Cranes (Uganda) possess means that South Africa can’t afford to let their focus wander to the England clash.
She said: “We have Uganda next, and they’re not just another side – they’re a quality side and we’ll have a big game against them, so we are focusing on that. Whatever happens elsewhere in the group, we have to perform to benefit ourselves.