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Ex-Bafana Bafana keeper: Ghana's solitary goal disadvantage against Sudan is a good result for South Africa Featured

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The ex-Bafana Bafana goal tender believes the Black Stars lone goal disadvantage against Sudan will now give his country the edge over the four-time Africa Cup of Nations rulers  

Former South Africa goalkeeper John Tlale has said Black Stars 0 -1 defeat against Sudan has done his country a ''huge favour" as they now need to beat the West African powerhouse in their next qualifying round of matches to book their place into the next edition of the continent's flagships competition in Cameroon.

Following Ghana's defeat, the group has now been left opened for the annexation of the two slots among South Africa, Sudan and Ghana in the remaining qualifying games in group C for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations tournament. 

This, the 53-year-old retired shot-stopper believes the Bafana Bafana now has the chance of clinching one of the available slots in the group should they see off the Black Stars in their reverse fixture at home next year having tied on same points at the summit of the log table.

"Ya but we are still number two with the same points, I think it was a good result for us you know," Tlale tells

"Sudan has done us a huge favour because all that we need to do now is to make sure we get three points from Ghana, then it's done. All I'm saying is it's going to be good for us to be on top of the group you understand.

"All that we need to do, we don't need to expect much favours because now they've done us a favour, all we need to do is to take it upon ourselves. It's just a test for the players to show character in this tournament," Tlale says.

"The advice I can give to the players is that they must win their games now you see because Sudan have got six points. So they might win their remaining games and then put us under pressure.

"But all I'm saying is, let's beat Ghana ourselves. We mustn't rely too much on the favours you know all the time, we must do things ourselves.

"If we want to go there and compete and show our best, then we have to beat these countries that we are playing against now."






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