Bafana Bafana will facial area Sudan on Sunday night at the Al-Hilal Stadium for the prospect to toss their names into the draw as section of the final 24 groups to qualify for AFCON 2021 in Cameroon in what is efficiently grow to be a straight knockout confrontation.
4 months in the past, Sudan’s Mohamed Abdel Raman totally adjusted the complexion of Group C with his leaping header finding its way into the back again of Ghana’s internet in the 92nd minute, becoming the initial participant to rating in opposition to the Black Stars during qualification.
The implications of that objective intended South Africa will now want to protected a bare minimum of a draw towards team favourites Ghana and then beat Sudan to qualify, as Sudan is entirely predicted to inflict a fifth straight defeat in excess of the whipping boys of the team Sao Tome and Principe prior to this clash.
Bafana Bafana could be at threat of disappointing the nation if the boys occur absent from the tie towards Ghana emptyhanded. The ball will then be in Sudan’s court docket where by the 127th-ranked country will have the higher hand, needing just a attract on Sunday to crack South African hearts.
CAF’s rules dictate that if drawn stage on factors after 6 group matches, factors in head-to-head matches among the tied groups will at first be used to different them, right before aim distinction and targets scored occur into the equation, if have to have be.
*Make sure you be aware that this write-up was written prior to these sides’ qualifying matches on 24-25 March for print purposes.
South Africa 27/20
Prediction: South Africa (27/20)