Owen Da Gama wary of Guinea-Bissua threat


Bafana will host the Wild Dogs at the Moses Mabhida Stadium tomorrow in their first friendly, before travelling to East London to face Angola on Tuesday.

The West African side, who are currently ranked 80th in the world, recently featured at their first ever Africa Cup of Nations finals in Gabon, after fending off Zambia, Congo and Kenya to secure a spot amonsgt the continent's elite.

Da Gama says their showing in the last two years is testament to their intentions to become one of the top sides in Africa, and thus believes they will prove a tough opponent to Bafana.

"They've come with a very good squad, I think Guinea-Bissau is one of the countries who really want to prove that they are in resurgence," said Da Gama in the build-up to the match.

"They are trying to make a name for themselves. I think they caught many people by surprise with their performances at the AFCON, and they want people to take note of them – that's the impression we get."

ODG says they are under no illusion that they will have it easy over 'Djurtus', and draws similarities to the rise of Burkina Faso.

"I think they've come to do the business here, they won't be pushovers. As low as their ranking is, I think they really mean business and you can never underestimate any African country," he added.

"You can see the resurgence of Burkina Faso as well, they're just absolutely fantastic, so I think they won't be pushovers and they're going to come at us big time."