Bidvest Wits and Bafana Bafana left-back Sifiso Hlanti says he is not worried about South Africa's Africa Cup of Nations group as there are no easy teams in the competition.
South Africa were pitted against Morocco, Ivory Coast and Namibia for the June tournament in Egypt.
"You see in this thing the way I see it there's no easy group," Hlanti tells snl24.com/kickoff.
"Reason I say that is because everyone worked hard to qualify for AFCON. I think everyone's mindset in these groups is positive. Yes in our group it's not going to be easy if you look at the likes of Ivory Coast, Morocco and even Namibia we can't undermine because they fought hard to get where they are.
"What matters the most... to see yourself being a better person you must face challenges that are more than the ones you are in, so this is going to be right for us after what happened before we qualified because even if you can go back to the likes of Nigeria, people also wrote us off against Nigeria but what we did, we made them see there was more to come for the country.
"The more we get teams that are tough in our group, the more we will be well prepared. Everything is determined by a game situation, there are things we can't control by ourselves. No team is easy because you can plan something a different way only to find that when you get there they play totally different.
"That's why it's important for you as players to always be prepared for whatever situation you might face at that particular time. At times you can prepare for the whole season only to find on matchday you can't implement what you have been doing all along. So for us no matter what, we are going there to work.
"Our first task now is to qualify for the second stage of the competition. For now what we need is to get out of our group. We must not put a heavy load on our shoulders, we must focus on the first task."