Eygyt pipped South Africa to host the 2019 AFCON event. What this means is Bafana Bafana now have their qualifying fate in their own hands.
When you heard South Africa was in line to host AFCON 2019, after CAF stripped Cameroon’s rights to hold the tournament, your first thought wasn’t your excitement to see this guy…
…who seemed to be at every AFCON you’ve watched since you were a kid*. The first thought that pop in your head was ‘So this means Bafana Bafana would qualify automatically right?! Hooray!’
*side note I’m not sure if it’s the same guy. It could be a Ghanaian thing to have to steroid popper paint themselves in the colours of the flag with a potato box around his neck.
Unfortunately, this is not going to happen because CAF announced yesterday that Egypt and not South Africa would host this year’s showpiece.
Sorry people. https://t.co/CWNMgcQQR3
— thabang kgeledi (@cheez_zoboblog) January 8, 2019
[Elmer Fudd voice] Bafana Bafana are in deep deep twabble…
Let me paint the picture for you…
In their Group E, Bafana Bafana are sitting on 9 points 1 behind already qualified Nigeria (10 points) and 2 points ahead of Libya (7 points) a team they play next – AWAY FROM HOME. The reason why I put that last part in all caps is because South Africans aren’t good travelers.
Bafana Bafana has won only one of their last seven competitive away games. Libya is a good team with good players playing in European leagues. They actually deserved to win their first leg game against South Africa which was drawn 1-1.
They need the three points, all we need is a draw. But, planning to go in this game with a negative mindset will ultimately lead to our demise. The Mediterranean Knights aren’t going to do us any favours. They probably think we are weak and spoiled, which we are, but I’m sure we can hold it together for 90 minutes.
Libya plays well but this should be a side we beat. Stuart Baxter job and our tax money depends on it.