Bafana Bafana star Percy Tau is confident that South Africans will have a team to shout for at next year’s Africa Cup of Nations after scoring the equaliser against Paraguay on Tuesday.
While Bafana Bafana produced a better second-half performance in the Nelson Mandela Challenge clash, it looked like Federico Santander’s first-half tap-in was going to be enough for the South Americans to triumph at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban.
But Stuart Baxter’s team kept plugging away, with a number of shots from outside the box, especially via Vincent Pule, to no avail.
It took until almost the last kick of the match, though, as Pule found substitute Thulani ‘Cream’ Serero, who lived up to his name with a stunning pass that split the Paraguayan defence wide open.
Tau just had goalkeeper Antony Silva to beat, and the Belgian-based attacker coolly chipped the ball into the back of the net to secure a 1-1 draw.