Radebe rallies support for Bafana Bafana in “grudge match” against Super Eagles


Former South Africa and Leeds United central defender, Lucas Radebe, has rallied support for Bafana Bafana in a “grudge match” against the Super Eagles of Nigeria at the FNB Stadium on Saturday.

The Group E rivals in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Qualifier will be hoping to entertain fans in the epic match at the magnificent arena.

South Africa who are second with eight point adrift leaders Nigeria will pick a ticket to Cameroon 2019 with three maximum points at home.

According to the charismatic Radebe, a lot is stake for Stuart Baxter and his men in the clash. He also rallied support for the experienced tactician.

“Anything is possible. I think that we have to believe in who we have. Nobody is in there as a fluke. Everybody in that team deserves to be there and wear that jersey as they try to win the game at the weekend. There’s a lot at stake, we’re talking about a grudge game against the Nigerians who claim to be the best in Africa. They always say they would have won it in 1996,” the former Bafana Bafana and Leeds United skipper said.

“It could turn things around for us in terms of the performance and the stability because I’d like to see more quality in performance and success in winning games.”

“I have faith in Baxter, I’ve always had faith in the coaches that we have. Otherwise, why would they be part of the national team? We all know the quality of Stuart Baxter in terms of his coaching and knowing our local players. It makes it a thrilling encounter this weekend. For these players on Saturday, it’s a big game.”


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