African Cup of Nations Preview: South Africa has to make it out of the group stage


By Njabulo Ngidi*

Minimum. Requirement. Semifinals. Africa Cup of Nations. Bafana Bafana.

For some odd reason the suits in the South African Football Association chose to put hose nine words together when they drafted a mandate for coach Gordon Igesund when he took over the coaching post on the first of July last year. This with the team having failed to win an African Cup of Nations match in nine years, with eight unsuccessful attempts. Seven months after that mandate was set, ridicule and laughter still follow whoever speak of it as something that can happen.

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