Percy Tau scored the second goal for South Africa in their 2-0 routing of Nigeria’s Super Eagles last year and the Saint-Gilloise (Belgium) sharpshooter believes he can repeat same feat when Bafana Bafana host Nigeria in the 2019 AFCON Qualifiers in Johannesburg this weekend.
With the Coach Stuart Baxter-led South African side aiming for a win against the Coach Genor Rohr side, Tau is optimistic that with collective effort from the team they can do the double against the Super Eagles at the FNB Stadium on Saturday November 17.
“Everyone in the team has a huge responsibly to the national team and to the coach. I personally try to do my best to win all games,” Tau told Sowetanlive.
“Yes, we don’t have some players but the players that are here share a common responsibility, which is to win against Nigeria. I am focused on doing everything we need to do and to get better.”
The missing players Tau is referring to are the injured Dean Furman (shoulder), Bongani Zungu (knee), Sibusiso Vilakazi (ruptured achilles) and Keagan Dolly (calf bone). All four players were in the starting XI and played key roles in the win over Nigeria at Akwa Ibom Stadium.
Baxter will need new heroes as Bafana seek a victory that would send them to the continental finals in Cameroon in June. Bafana are second in the group behind Nigeria, and a slip up could open the door for third-placed Libya, who play already-eliminated Seychelles.