Pressure on Bafana to perform
Coach Gordon Igesund’s men are confident ahead of their clash with the Central African Republic.
CAPE TOWN - Bafana Bafana midfielder Kagisho Dikgacoi on Monday said the pressure is on to perform in order to keep their place in the team.
Coach Gordon Igesund has opted to leave some players out of the team due lack of fitness and game time.
Thulani Serero and Bongani Khumalo are not in the team for the World Cup qualifier against the Central African Republic.
Dikgacoi said they all need to perform.
"Even the players that have replaced them are good players. Obviously we're disappointed in losing Bongani Khumalo and Katlego Mphela, but that's not going to discourage us. We just need to keep looking forward".
The midfielder said the team must build on their performance from the recent African Cup of Nations (Afcon) tournament.
"Judging from our past performance in the African Cup of Nations, everyone looks excited and is looking forward to the game against Central Africa Republic. We know how important it is that we win."
The match kicks off at 6:15pm on Saturday.