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Mokoena: Bafana Can Qualify For World Cup If…

Aaron Mokoena: Bafana Bafana Can Qualify For 2018 FIFA World Cup If…

By Kurt Buckerfield - Nov 09, 2017 01:36 PM @KurtLaduma

Ex-Bafana Bafana captain Aaron Mokoena has talked about what South Africa will need to have if they are to qualify for the FIFA World Cup in Russia next year.

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Stuart Baxter’s side will take on Senegal on Friday in a World Cup qualifying fixture, before their final showdown in Dakar next week Tuesday.

Mokoena, the most capped player in SA history, is behind the team ahead of their important clashes but insisted that Bafana will need to show a great amount of discipline if they are to qualify for the tournament in Russia.

“Self-belief and professionalism. If we can apply that against Senegal home and away, I don’t see them troubling us. We have great respect for Senegal. They’ve done well so far,” he told Soccer Laduma in a recent interview.  

“They have players who are playing for big clubs, but with the talent that we have, I don’t see any African country matching our standards if we were to show up on the day. 

“If we were to play the way we did against Nigeria and the way we did against Burkina Faso (first leg), I don’t see any country in Africa who can match our talent. Carlos Parreira always said ‘only if South Africans can understand the quality that they have.’ He said we’re quick and skilful, and if we can just use those two factors.

“I mean, those are two weapons that we have. If we can just understand that. Stuart Baxter knows we do have the talent, and the thing he focuses on is when we lose the ball. That organisation.

“That discipline is so important. Talent? There is no doubt about it. Quality is there. No doubt about it. We have a good chance as long as we are disciplined, as long as we score goals and as long as we do play our own football and freely, then chances we do have.” 

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Realydoctor10 Joined: 18 Nov 2016
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Realydoctor10 Nov 12, 2017 09:26 AM
Mbazo ey wasiceda squad ngokusidlisa wena ndoda
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@azzaniawest Nov 11, 2017 09:02 PM
YOU LIED
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thabisontuthuko Nov 10, 2017 04:36 PM
WAZ KANJAN
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Madrid_Chelsea_Chiefs Nov 10, 2017 08:31 AM
Eish, we will miss Zungu
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musah005 Nov 09, 2017 09:42 PM
Mbazo talks about Mzansi's talent, it's a pity he never had one,he will go down as the greatest cow in Bafana's history
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Pitchou Nov 09, 2017 07:53 PM
Bafana Bafana can never qualify.
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kzorog Nov 09, 2017 07:43 PM
This cow
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Yizo Yizo Bora Nov 09, 2017 04:53 PM
mxm
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dennis-mhb-khosi Nov 09, 2017 04:40 PM
Shut up wena you should've done that in 2010 world cup
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leendomint Nov 09, 2017 04:03 PM
Bafana won't qualify that it,
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chiefs is useless Nov 09, 2017 03:46 PM
As if you were able to help them qualify for anything..mxm Mbazo is a definition of a real cow
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Maloh11 Nov 09, 2017 03:12 PM
u failed before urself mbazo and those SAFA bosses
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Maloh11 Nov 09, 2017 03:11 PM
u failed before urself mbazo and those SAFA bosses
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Tiga Tiga Nov 09, 2017 03:02 PM
TJOOO NANKOKE UMBAZO EVULA UMLOMO NAYE!!!!!
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SL_hated_donkey Nov 09, 2017 02:55 PM
@Matome_Kay What do you mean by players turning into Khune when Khune himself was never the part of Bafana qualifying for WC or AFCON before? O tsuba thata san!
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tebogo gm mahlaba Nov 09, 2017 02:51 PM
Yes they can do'it I allso blv in them,good luck to them
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Mrejaa Nov 09, 2017 02:45 PM
I won't be easy since Senegal need just less points than us
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Matome_Kay Nov 09, 2017 02:39 PM
The only way Bafana Bafana can qualify for Russia 2018 is if our players could turn into Itumeleng Khune just for these two games. We need 11 Itu Khunes in the field for those 180 minutes, that's how we could easily brush aside Senegal.
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Boris Becker Nov 09, 2017 02:39 PM
Misunoonyoko
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Myaka weliPhefeni Nov 09, 2017 02:38 PM
Yes Mbhazo they mst take the responsibility and gv their all bt the key thing they mst use mzansi style to confuse them, Kasi flair is number one to confuse our opposition

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