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Senong: Angola Have One Strong Team

Thabo Senong Expects A Tough Challenge Against Angola

By Soccer Laduma - Oct 15, 2015 09:48 AM

Bafana Bafana stand-in coach, Thabo Senong, has indicated that he expects a tough challenge for his side in their upcoming clash with Angola.

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Bafana take on Angola in a 2016 African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifier on Saturday at the Rand Stadium in Johannesburg with proceeding set to get underway at 15h00. The second leg will take place on Saturday October 11 at October Stadium in Luanda.

With the fixture falling outside of the international period it was always going to be a struggle to get teams to release players and in light of this Senong has extended his gratitude to the clubs that have made their players available for the qualifier.

“It was all about communication with respective coaches from the clubs. A lot of coaches are willing and want to see Bafana Bafana improving, being successful, and qualifying for tournaments. So a lot of communication took place before we finalised the squad. There was a lot of synergy. They really worked hard to support us,” Senong said in official SAFA press release.

“The response from coaches at both the National First Division (NFD) and the Premier Soccer League (PSL) has been very positive and because of that we are able to prepare thoroughly. We have had challenges before, which we all know about, but I must say the cooperation from the clubs was very good.

“We have been analysing Angola’s matches but the interesting thing about them is that they don’t have a CHAN or AFCON team, they have one strong team. We now know their key players, their formation, their weakness and strengths, but make no mistake they are a very competitive side. It’s not going to be easy. We are well aware of what they will bring to us, physically & tactically and mentally.”

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Do you think it is important that the Bafana win their Chan qualifiers so that they go into their World Cup qualifiers, also against Angola, full of confidence?


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moscorico Joined: 31 Oct 2013
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moscorico Oct 16, 2015 09:39 AM
Matovu is 101 PERCENT FIT
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Thabo_wa_lekhosi Oct 16, 2015 08:59 AM
Goodluck boys
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kaizerchiefsaddict Oct 16, 2015 08:38 AM
Losing games has reduced us to have such a lousy coach.who is this boy anyway
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shadi Oct 16, 2015 08:16 AM
Cowditor u should look for other job ur english is too bad
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Tb_Moropeng Oct 16, 2015 05:50 AM
2nd leg in11 October at October stadium
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Gura Oct 16, 2015 12:08 AM
goodluck
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mingus Oct 15, 2015 06:43 PM
We need to beat this strong team and goes to the next round
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thatos Oct 15, 2015 06:25 PM
While Bafana have two strong teams
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Daniel Madenza Kutumela Oct 15, 2015 04:35 PM
The beneplaas!
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ThatoUZZIMAN14 Oct 15, 2015 04:34 PM
ah you always disappoint were it matters most but do well in friendlies that is embarrassing
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thabotouchme Oct 15, 2015 03:41 PM
Ok
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mlingo mkhasibe Oct 15, 2015 02:29 PM
what ndulula doing there other people have lucky yoooooooo.
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mlingo mkhasibe Oct 15, 2015 02:28 PM
what ndulula doing there other people have lucky yoooooooo.
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Rhuuteng Oct 15, 2015 02:01 PM
Mxm I don't care, you win or loose. Cos don't know what was the reason behind selecting old cows like Ndulula. @least if you have taken under 20 or under 23 to play in chan
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payo_dunge Oct 15, 2015 01:18 PM
Oh
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Soldier4Khosi Oct 15, 2015 11:03 AM
I feel pity for players who are performing well but not selected to Bafana team whereas there is second Bafana team with so called fringe players!
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Maorio Torrez Oct 15, 2015 10:32 AM
THEY SHOULDN'T TAKE THEM FOR GRANTED
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Sceyelowish Oct 15, 2015 09:52 AM
Next !!

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