Bafana Bafana coach, Molefi Ntseki said they 'badly need' the three points to the extent that if Plan A does not work they will activate Plan B and if Plan B also fails, he will stimulate Plan C.
Judging by the intensity of Sunday’s training and focus from the entire team, it will take a miracle for the Sao Tome to survive the possible barrage to be unleashed at them at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Monday by the home team.
This Cameroon Africa Cup of Nations encounter kicks off at 15h00.
Bafana Bafana defeated Sao Tome 2-0 in the first match at Moses Mabhida Stadium through second half goals by Percy Tau and substitute Bongani Zungu.
Of the travelling team, only Innocent Maela sat out of training on Sunday, 15 November 2020 suffering from a slight knock he received in the Durban match on Friday and He is out for this encounter.
Lyle Lakay slots in for Innocent Maela at left-back after the Orlando Pirates defender was ruled out through injury, while Bongani Zungu – who enjoyed a memorable cameo on Friday evening – comes in for Kamohelo Mokotjo.
If Bafana Bafana earn a likely win against the islanders, they will jump to 9 points and will most probably need a single point in their remaining two games against Ghana at home and Sudan away to qualify for Cameroon Africa Cup of Nations.
The Ghana and Sudan matches will be played in March next year with the Africa Cup of Nations finals scheduled for Cameroon in January of 2022.
Bafana line-up in full:
Ronwen Williams, Thapelo Morena, Lyle Lakay, Thulani Hlatshwayo (c), Mosa Lebusa, Dean Furman, Bongani Zungu, Themba Zwane, Keagan Dolly, Percy Tau, Lebogang Manyama.
Substitutes: Darren Keet, Itumeleng Khune, Siyabonga Dube, Motjeka Madisha, Rushine De Reuck, Tebogo Mokoena, Kamohelo Mokotjo, Thabo Nodada, Siyethemba Sithebe, Thabiso Kutumela, Luther Singh, Kermit Erasmus.