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Libya coach: Bafana players are Africa's best

Percy Tau.(Gallo Images)
Percy Tau.(Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Libya coach Adel Amrouche has claimed that South Africa have the best players on the African continent, but that one thing they lack is a quality striker.

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Amrouche is preparing his side to face Bafana at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier scheduled to.

"I know Bafana Bafana very well," he told TimesLIVE.

"Each coach who has been in charge of SA has come with his own philosophy.

"When the Brazilian was there (Carlos Alberto Parreira) there was one kind of football, when (Pitso) Mosimane was there then they played another style and now with (Stuart) Baxter, it is different again.

"But the quality of the players remains the same.

"With South African players, who are always getting creative football and I think for me, in terms of African football, they have the best quality of individual players.

"Baxter likes to play on the counter and they can score every time.

"South African football has everything but, yes, they don't have a special striker who can finish off the chances.

"There are great wingers, midfielders, defenders who come forward at set pieces in the South African team.

"But let's be realistic, in Africa there are only five or six proper strikers."

Bafana coach Stuart Baxter has the likes of Vincent Pule, Keagan Dolly, Percy Tau, Mxolisi Macuphu and Bradley Grobler at his disposal for Saturday's clash.

The attackers will be looking to prove to Amrouche that Bafana can, indeed, bury their opportunities in front of goal.

Kick-off is at 15:00

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