Johannesburg – Bafana Bafana forward Percy Tau is pleading with South African football lovers to understand that the national team are doing their best under difficult conditions to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Cameroon next year.
With one match remaining in Group C against Sudan at the Al-Hilal Stadium in Omdurman on Sunday, Bafana Bafana have not yet achieved their minimum requirement of securing qualification for Afcon and pressure is mounting after their 1-1 draw against Ghana at FNB Stadium on Thursday evening.
A draw against Sudan, who will have a small number of fans inside the stadium to cheer them on, will be enough for Bafana Bafana to progress but defeat will see SA crash out spectacularly at the final hurdle.
“We did our best — people may not understand how hard we try but we hope that they do because we try hard to win games‚” said Brighton and Hove Albion attacker Tau‚ who scored the 52nd-minute equaliser against Ghana.
“It is difficult in these times of Covid-19 but we are looking forward to the next game in Sudan. We didn’t have enough days to prepare but we reacted well and it can only get better.”