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‘No second chance for Bafana’

Striker Lehlohonolo Majoro says Bafana must win Saturday’s match against Mali.

Bafana Bafana striker Lehlohonolo Majoro during practice on 31 January 2013. Picture: Aletta Gardner/EWN

DURBAN - Striker Lehlohonolo Majoro on Friday said Bafana Bafana will have to win their match against Mali as there are no second chances.

"When you're out, you're out. So I believe we owe it to ourselves and to the country [to win]."

Bafana take on Mali in their African Cup of Nations (Afcon) quarterfinals at Durban's Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday evening.

The team has been practising penalties, but would like to wrap up the game in regulation time.

Goalkeeper coach Alex Heredia said, "We don't expect to go to a penalty situation, we're aiming to win the game."

Bafana midfielder Reneilwe Letsholonyane said the Mali team liked to build their play slowly.

But he said the Mali side is experienced.

"We are going to do what we've been doing in all of our games, play a pacy game and try keep possession."

The quarterfinal will be a repeat of the 2002 Afcon clash.

In that bout, Mali beat Bafana 2-0.

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