Happy to be underdogs

2008-01-22 00:00

BAFANA Bafana have trained mostly out of the media glare in the dusty, rustic city of Tamale this week, which some feel could work in their favour at this African Nations Cup in Ghana where they open their tournament against Angola tomorrow evening.

With captain Aaron Mokoena having been moved to a pivotal anchor midfield role, Mhlongo will partner Nasief Morris in central defence. Questions might be asked of the Mamelodi Sundowns captain’s pace at the back in this tournament, but Mhlongo has at least had some experience marking Angola dangerman Flavio. The striker scored three times at the Afcon in Egypt and Angola’s only goal at the 2006 World Cup.

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