Despite the recent worrisome statement by star midfielder Teboho Mokoena that the game against Namibia is not a must-win, Bafana Bafana must go for a kill and leave no stone unturned in their hunt for three points and keep the hopes of staying longer in Ivory Coast.
South Africa will be crossing swords against a Peter Shalulile and Deon Hotto-led Namibia tonight at 10pm (SA time) at the Amadou Gon Coulibaly Stadium.
Bafana started their 2023 Africa Cup on Nations (Afcon) campaign on a sour note as they crumbled to a disappointing 2-0 defeat to west Africans Mali in their Group E opening match on Tuesday.
The South Africans now have a mountain to climb as they will be going up against a determined Brave Warriors side brimming with confidence following their historic opening victory against Tunisia.
Mathematically, Bafana are still very much on track to qualify for the knockout stages if they draw against Namibia and win against Tunisia on Wednesday, but an ideal result would be winning against the Brave Warriors first.
Coach Hugo Broos and his technical team will be going to the game with a slight advantage in orchestrating the downfall of the Brave Warriors, as most of their players are based in the South African Premier Soccer League.