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Mothiba: We can’t listen to people

Bafana Bafana forward Lebo Mothiba has switched off to all the naysayers ahead of this weekend’s all-important AFCON qualifier against Nigeria.

It’s crunch time for Bafana as they look to book their seat at the round table in Cameroon next year, where 24 African nations are set to battle it out for the flagship continental crown.

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Currently in second place – one point off Group E leaders Nigeria – Bafana have two games to collect no less than two points in order to advance to the tournament finals next year.

Having drawn away to minnows Seychelles last month, the pressure is on to scramble for those two points lost – starting with this weekend’s home clash against The Super Eagles before facing Libya in difficult conditions next year.

Despite knowledge of the West Africans more readily available than that of The Pirates, Mothiba insists preparations are tougher for a side boasting players with plenty of experience from the top leagues around the world.

“I don’t think it will be easier because most of their players have experience and have played at some of the biggest teams in the world,” said Mothiba.

“Some of them play in the Premier League and they have individuals like [Ahmed] Musa, who is too fast.

“Some of them play in the Premier League and they have individuals like [Ahmed] Musa, who is too fast.

“So, I think it’s going to be a difficult game compared to Seychelles. We have to keep focused at training, listen to instructions and give everything [on Saturday].”

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