Tshepo Ntsoelengoe
Football Writer
1 minute read
5 Sep 2017
1:06 pm

Khumalo confident of Bafana win

Tshepo Ntsoelengoe

Bidvest Wits defender Bongani Khumalo is optimistic that the senior national men’s team will get a win tonight when they face Cape Verde in a 2018 Fifa World Cup qualifier at the Moses Mabhida Stadium.

Former Bafana Bafana defender Bongani Khumalo. (Photo by Anesh Debiky/Gallo Images)

Stuart Baxter’s charges lost 2-1 to the Blue Sharks in Praia last Friday.

The result saw them drop to third in Group D with four points, tied with Senegal who occupy second due to a better goal difference.

Burkina Faso are on top of the group with five points, while Cape Verde are bottom of the group with three points.

“It [the loss against Cape Verde] was unexpected blow if you look at the results that they obviously worked so hard to get. But it is what it is, what is done is done. Good thing about it is that they now have a chance to set things right,” said the former Bafana Bafana skipper.

“I believe they would take that tonight, it is just up to them to show what they are about at home.”

The game is set to start at 7pm tonight.