CAIRO – Bafana Bafana have no choice but to qualify for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) that will be staged in Cameroon. This is the clear message from the president of the South African Football Association (Safa), Danny Jordaan, to the players and the coaching staff.
Bafana were drawn in a relatively easy group in the qualifiers of the next continental showpiece. They will do battle with Ghana, Sudan and the winner of the play-off tie between Sao Tome and Mauritius. The top two teams in that group will qualify for the continental showpiece.
“I would expect us to qualify,” Jordaan said. “I think that we can qualify. There is no reason for us not to. What is the issue is if we will end up on top or second. That is what we have to deal with, with Ghana. I think that we have the team. We have to see. But this tournament also showed that there are no easy matches on the African continent any more. There is no small nation in the continent any more.”