Bongani Zungu confident cool-headed Bafana Bafana can do the job against Libya


The stakes are high for Bafana in their final Group E 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier away to Libya on Sunday evening in Tunisia, where a draw or win will see them qualify for the final showdown in Egypt in June.

Much has already been made of the senior men’s national team’s failure to secure their tickets to such major events, especially when it comes to crunch time.

However, Zungu has insisted there is no sense of stress or panic amongst the players or the technical staff, as they aim to perform at their best under less strenuous circumstances.

“We’re looking forward to a good game of football, but it’s just another day and another match, which we just have to go out and play our hearts out to win the game for ourselves and our nation,” Zungu told SAFA.

“Everyone is happy, and what I like the most about this camp is that everyone is chilled. There’s no pressure. The coach has spoken to us and motivated us, not to feel too much pressure and just go into the match and play.

“As professional players, we want to qualify and compete with the best… We’ll go out there and do the business.”