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5 Bafana Stars To Watch Out For Vs Super Eagles

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Ahead of Saturday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying clash between South Africa and Nigeria, Completesportsnigeria.com’s ADEBOYE AMOSU highlights five dangerous Bafana Bafana players Super Eagles should be wary of…

ITUMELONG KHUNE (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa)

The 32-year-old goalkeeper, who is Bafana Bafana captain is one of the most experienced players in the team. Khune is known for his quick reflexes and distribution which has been hailed as one of the best in the game
He has been capped 89 times by South Africa following his debut appearance for the former African champions against Zimbabwe in March 2008.

Khune was in goal during the first leg tie which Bafana Bafana won 2-0 and will look to shut out the Super Eagles once again.

5 Bafana Stars To Watch Out For Vs Super Eagles

Percy Tau

PERCY TAU (Union SG, Belgium)

The forward is one of the most promising players to have come out of South Africa in recent times. Tau is on loan at Belgian second division club, Union SG from English side, Brighton & Hove Albion.

The 24-year-old has scored three goals in 11 league appearances for Union SG this season.
He has also scored six goals in 15 appearances for Bafana Bafana.

5 Bafana Stars To Watch Out For Vs Super Eagles


DINO NDLOVU (Zhejiang Greentown, China)

The well travelled forward enjoyed a prolific season with Zhejiang Greentown in the China League one where he scored 19 goals in 24 league appearances.

Ndlovu has been capped six times by South Africa and has scored only once. He will look to add to that tally against the Super Eagles on Saturday.

5 Bafana Stars To Watch Out For Vs Super Eagles


THULANI HLATSHWAYO (Bidvest Wits, South Africa)

The experienced centre-back has been capped 36 times by South Africa and scored four times. He has also represented the country at the U-17 and U-20 levels.

Tyson as Hlatshwayo is fondly called by his admirers will be key to Bafana Bafana shutting the Super Eagles out in Johannesburg.

5 Bafana Stars To Watch Out For Vs Super Eagles


LEBO MOTHIBA (Strasbourg, France)

The 22-year-old forward who plays for French club, Strasbourg has scored three goals in his first four appearances for Bafana Bafana.
He scored on his full international debut for South Africa Zambia in March 2018.

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  • No disrespect to South Africans, but I watched their last home game against Seychelles and think the number 9 guy (Mothiba) and Ndlovu should be taken out of this list. I don’t think they will pose much threat to our backline. Their most experienced striker was Rantie and currently their best is Tau, but I think he too would be well contained by Ekong and co. The real threat will be the hugely experienced goalkeeper, Khune who likes to start counters by throwing the ball far afield for the lead striker (he did it for the second goal Tau score in Uyo last year). And Hathlawayo or Tyson (I think he’s now the captain, and not Khune) is a very experienced defender too who likes to go forward for corners and scores well too. The good thing is that their last opponents were weak and that should rob off negatively on them, while we last played a lot more tougher opponent, Libya, so big advantage Nigeria.

  • Chima E Samuels 4 years ago

    Well said Percy Tau is the real threat and always look to beat the offside trap. Once he goes past you the rest is history because of his speed and trickery. So far our defense is not bad except for the right back where I’m still waiting for heir to the throne Musa Muhammed. The news about is invitation was quashed only God knows what is happening behind the scene!

  • Dr. Drey 4 years ago

    We seem to be leaving out Hlompho Kekana. Hard tackling all round midfielder who packs bullets in his right foot. He scores from anywhere on the pitch…..even from his own half of the field. The eagles will need to watch him very well, especially those playing in the defensive midfield….any chase around the penalty area for kekana to shoot is a definite shot on target. Thulani ‘Cream’ Serero is going to be their creative engine in the absence of Kegan dolly. He is quite an intelligent player and also loves to ghost into the penalty box unnoticed. Once we can lock down our midfield and keep kekana and serero at bay….believe me percy tau will only be a passenger on the field.

  • @ Chime E Samuel is Ola Aina not better than than your Musa Mohammed or u re pained that your favourite player was not invited

    • Chima E Samuels 4 years ago

      Really in every honesty you can’t compare the talent of Musa Muhammed to Ola who’s fortunate with big clubs because of his stints with Chelsea academy. I’m only pained that an excellent player who attacks and defend well similar to Joshua kimmich will be kept out of the team for personal reasons because I remember the last time he was used as an understudy. People who know ball will tell Musa Muhammed kind is the missing link at the right back instead of this Shehu And Ola thing.

      • Dr. Drey 4 years ago

        Hmmmm…..given this oratory of yours about Musa, one will think he is currently playing in the EPL, Bundesliga or la liga. Not to take anything away from the boy…he is good…but insinuating Ola aina is “lucky or fortunate” is ridiculous…and preposterous too….What…??? You dont get to play ur entire youth football for chelsea….play for the senior team in the EPL, play 44 matches in the championship for hull and earn a loan deal with a team like Torino FC in the serie A….just bcos your are fortunate or lucky.
        Or Is it the same MM that hasnt been able to break into Instanbul BB 1st team since 2015…??? If he’s as wonderful as you claim….why is he in his 3rd loan stint in an obscure league like croatia…whereas the man you claimed is fortunate is racking in appearance after appearance and assist after assist at torino in the seria A….Is torino in the class of Instanbul BB (MM’s parent club whom he’s yet to break into in 3 yrs) or is Serie A in the same class as the Turkish league where MM hasnt even been seen good enough to play 1 single match…not to talk of all the other places he’s been playing on loan…! The kid hasnt even been able to play more than 16 league matches a season in any of his loaned clubs…..and yet you liken him to Joshua Kimmich…??? You really know football sir.
        lets even leave his european misadventures aside….what about his inability to make the U23 to the rio olympics…..would you say Samson siasia too doesnt know football…???
        Musa mohammed has a long long way to go..and has lots and lots to learn…before he can be good enough for even a modest league like the turkish league. He might be good at bombing forward like Cafu or Zambrotta or Dani alves…..but he does so aimlessly….(just 3 assists in 3 years so far..that’s 1 assist per season – that is in no way fantastic) His tackles are still too rash and he often abdicates his defensive duties with some extremely poor awareness and positioning. I watched him against Athletico madrid and he hasnt improved much from the U17 musa mohammed.
        Infact it will take a miracle of umimaginable proportions to make MM have a starting shirt in the SE….the likes of Shehu, Ebuehi, Idowu, Aina and Awaziem will have to be injured first before your “excellent player” can even get a trial.

        • Chima E Samuels 4 years ago

          You know nothing him not making it at turkey has nothing to do with performance and Samson Siasia of whom is my favorite any day anytime is a big fan of Musa never will he play boring full backs like what we have today in the SE except for Collins whom I will give credit to Rohr. You don’t know what you’re talking about if you say his present club HNK Gorcia is obscure. Stop smoking wee that is my only advice for you

          • Dr. Drey 4 years ago

            “Samson Siasia of whom is my favorite any day anytime is a big fan of Musa never will he play boring full backs like what we have today in the SE ”
            Somebody’s memory seems to be failing here….
            Siasia is a big fan of Musa, yet he dropped musa for Shehu abdullahi at Rio 2016. Siasia will not play boring full back, yet Shehu (who is currently the SE 1st choice right back) was his 1st choice right back wen we played at the olympics and wen he was caretaker coach after Oliseh left.
            Your confusion is legendary sir…!

          • Chima E Samuels 4 years ago

            Carrot head how many u20 players made that team was Kelechi iheanacho or Success Isaac there. Coward who talks from the anus how old is Shehu and Musa? That you think they will just throw an u20 player into Olympic forgetting Awoninyi didn’t make it as well

          • Dr. Drey 4 years ago

            You know football so well that you dont know that clubs arent obliged to release their players for the olympic games, and that was why the likes of Iheanacho, Success and their other colleagues who were already playing in the top leagues were never even invited. It was the likes of ‘worldclass’ mohammed who handt found a permanent home yet that was invited and the kid just couldnt prove to be what you are claiming he is.
            Now you want to play the age card…as if he has suddenly become older the others in the SE that he will just come and send them away. Age doesnt play football…if you are good enough you are old eneough. Emma daniels was younger than akpeyi but it didnt stop him from earning the no 1 shirt ahead of Akpeyi.
            In 1996, the likes of Kanu, babyaro, Oruma, Okparaku were all U20 and they made our olympics team. at sydney 2000, the likes of Sam Okoye, pius ikedia, julius agahowa were all U20 players and yet they made the olympics…so i dont know why you are creating an excuse for your ‘worldclass’ player for not making our olympics team.
            And to help your ignorance, Awoniyi was part of the team till he got injured on the eve of the tournament and couldnt return in time….but even at that, he was still kept in the list of standby players.

          • Chima E Samuels 4 years ago

            Goat that was why Musa didn’t make it as well. Taking insult from a bitter pig doesn’t go any further EWU

          • Dr. Drey 4 years ago

            Hahahahaha….despite being with them in camp…?? Despite playin the friendly macth agaisnt brazil…???? LOLZ
            Olodo of the highest magnitude…..lolz
            You just come here to foam rubbish from your mouth when you have nothing upstairs….!!!lolz

          • Dude you should go to a table tennis site to make your dull and lopsided comments. I really don’t know what you are doing on this site. Walai, you know nothing about football

          • Please Dr. Drey keep schooling that chima guy till he learns. He just likes to type rubbish

          • Linkin (park), rather than encourage Dr Drey, you should discourage him for not respecting his elders.

          • Chima you re disgrace u don’t know anything about football just keep your mouth shut pls respect drey ok

        • This Linkin (park) guy is starting to piss me off. Even if Chima should go to a table tennis site, do you think Dr Drey will compete with him.
          Dr Drey is not his class any day any where any site, any game any genre in fact in anything you can think of.
          Chima is a contender but Dr Drey is a pretender.

      • Chima, in all honesty, it is easy to see where you are coming from if we are to focus solely on the raw potentials of Musa Mohammed.
        But, you will want to agree with me that he will have to prove himself at a bigger stage before we start comparing him with, say, Aina.
        As you say, Aina is fortunate however fortune is what you need really.
        So, I suggest we wait until fortune shines on Musa Mohammed before we can compare him with the already-fortunate.
        Should fortune fail to shine on him sooner rather than later, that in itself may be an indication that, perhaps, he is not as good as thought at closer contacts.

        • Chima E Samuels 4 years ago

          Fortune will smile soon. Life is all about time and having the right selectors if they don’t choose right then God will remove them and bring the right people to lead Nigeria! Aina football lacks energy and burst as a full back he plays like an Aje butter and it’s hell annoying

  • Lucky with the big club u said. Why hasn’t your musa Mohammed lucky with his club. Can’t even find a better football club since his under age days or u think this is under age football we re playing again. You and omo9ja too sentiments and myopics in your assertion.

    • Chima E Samuels 4 years ago

      Guy quiet your mouth too many yeye talk from you and Drey that was how you’re the grudging for the coach not to play Chukwueze because it’s the first time he is making the team forgetting that same applies to Kalu who walked into the team! Musa is not playing for a big club today does not mean he will not be in EPL tomorrow mark my words better days are close. Just keep mute if you don’t know talent because what your Shehu and Ola is playing is nothing to write home about Musa and Ebuehi are miles ahead but weird coaching decisions will always limit their chances!

  • guy u are the one to shut up.Musa Mohammed is not playing for super eagles at the moment and no millions of you can get him into the team except the coach deems it fit. So stop your unnecessary confusion. No disrespect to Musa MMohammed at all.

  • Chima E Samuels 4 years ago

    No be today I know say you Dey follow failure Dey drink garri but I’m glad you always stick to this failure unlike Drey who switches when the heat changes. But I bet you don’t ever plan to fail heaven! Hahaha my words are true and they hurt right!

    • This one will just be talking like he’s one guru yet his brain his empty. Chima do you even think before you type. Gosh! where are you from?

      • Look, don’t disrespect Chima o. If you check his Facebook profile you will know that he is wealthy and wise.
        You should learn to respect your elders.

        • I don’t know why this one is taking panadol for someone’s headache. It’s obvious you are seeking for attention. We are discussing football you are talking about elders and respect. Abi did we put our ages before commenting here? What’s my business with his facebook profile. Abeg park well joor. We know your type

          • You know nothing about me mate. If you check his Facebook profile you will see why you have to give him maximum respect. If you check Dr Drey’s Facebook profile you will be disappointed. They are not in the same class at all.
            You and Drey should be careful of who you are messing with.
            Just learn to respect your elders and high achievers.
            Drey knowns nothing about football if you compare him with Chima. Even in table tennis or basketball, Chima is ahead of Drey .
            Just learn to respect your elders.

          • Ashy Slashy 4 years ago

            Also, if you ever refer to me again as ‘this one’ I will deal with you.
            Do you know who I am?

          • Have you ever heard of Instagram or LinkedIn? Check his profile out there and you will realise you have made a big mistake.
            Then you will come back here to apologize to your elders.

  • I am always enjoying these two guys’ arguments. I hate the rotten egg coming from mouth but their football sense or remembrance is super. No forumite can match them. Before this time it was real , I mean they literally swear for each other. Even laying curse on each other’s past, present and future generation. It was as bad as that but they have mellowed down after appeals from some forumite. Now it is abuse but if they can be friends and just criticized each other without the abuse, they will be valued the more on this site. So Dr Drey and his gang vs Samuel Chima and his gang, if you continue with the analysis without the abuse, we will follow your write-ups.

    • Ashy Slashy 4 years ago

      You have a point sha. But Dr Drey has to first and foremost respect his elders before Chima respect him.

  • I’m wondering where everybody put their date of birth to know who be elder and who be junior lol.

    But seriously guys can debate, argue and 
    Teach each other without cursing their forefathers

  • Pompei 4 years ago

    It is said that in life, you make your own luck. The guys in camp today ahead of Musa Mohammed may be lucky, but they have also put in the hard work. Musa is a talented player, no doubt. His freekicks and cafu-like play on the flanks are what I enjoyed about hs game at the U17 level. Also very good with penalty kicks. However, as has been mentioned, his defending is suspect. Let’s allow the coaches to do their job. In the meantime, Musa should continue to work hard and strive for improvement. With hard work, his time will come.

  • It is said 10 of the Super Eagles of Aina ve Mohammed, a player has to be visible, tested at the highest level.

    We have players playing in The Champions league, Europa league and EPL, La Liga, Ligie 1, Seria A and on our screens. We also have players who have come into the Super Eagles and they re now being scouted by teams (Collins to Stuttgart, Kalu to Roma??).

    At the end of the day a player has to prove himself at the highest level. Stats dont lie

  • 10 of the super eagles play in the top five leagues of the world

  • Dr. Drey 4 years ago

    @ Chima ‘Eberibe’Samuels
    You will make a successful career in comedy sir. I might just help you contact Opa Williams of ‘Night of a thousand Laughs’should you consider the offer
    So siasia wasn’t the right selector when your world class kimmich couldn’t make the final list for Rio…? Or the coaches at his parent club Instanbul BB for the past 3 years are not the right selectors. Or maybe the clubs he’s been on loan at don’t also have right selectors to see his “exceptional” talents that you ate seeing and no one else is seeing, for them to request him to be signed permanently. And to think he’s been playing on loan at small clubs were he ordinarily should tie down starting shirt with no effort…. His current club just got promoted to d Croatian top division, his last loaned club barely escaped relegation in Bulgaria…he hasn’t play more than 16 league matches per season in 3 seasons….. Whereas ola Aina who according to u is just lucky and fortunate and inst good played 44 matches for hull city last season in the English championship, and has played almost all matches for a big club like torino in the Italian series A this season and is so exciting that the club is already preparing a 10m euro offer for him by January. ur kimmich is currently valued at 300k euros but the lucky one is valued at 10m and it’s still not a given that Chelsea FC his parent club will accept that bid.
    Yet it is this same you that will come here to hurl insults on our players and refer to them as mediocres…. Yet the “mediocre-est” of them all (based on your metrics) are the ones you come here to hype.
    Uncle…. You really know football sir… I doff my hat for you.

    • Before you come here with statistics, you should reference all of them. Because you haven’t done so, I declare you comments above null and void.
      This is how you encourage Linkin and Frank but you will never pull the wool over my eyes.
      Now, apologise for all the time you have humiliated Chima by stating the obvious.
      I like the guy sha but the stuff he comes out with sometimes defy belief. It still doesn’t give you the right to disrespect your elders.
      So, apologise now or I will have you banned from this site with a lifetime ban.

  • Dr. Drey 4 years ago

    Haha haha… If you want me to tell or teach you something that you don’t know or have, just be humble enough to tell me you don’t know not this your cunny man die cunny man bury am style…and also quit the empty threats…. I stopped taking you serious when you said I was gonna choke to death in my next meal and I am still standing strong and even swallowing another bowl of poundo to celebrate yet another qualification with a game to spare.
    Anyways I hope the links below will clear up the ignorance of you and your master

    • Ashy Slashy 4 years ago

      That “choke to death in your next meal” must have touched you a little sha.
      Of all our infamous exchanges, you seem to refer back to that sentence more than most.
      Well, you first responded to me leading to those exchanges so if I said something that struck home, good.
      Chima is quite clearly not as vast as you when it comes to reasoning capacity hence you floor him constantly – something you appear to relish.
      Also, your numerous teeming fans like Linkin are always on hand to spur you on .
      Ok o.
      In any event, thanks for the links, I will check them out to buttress my knowledge.
      For now, so long sucker. Ha ha ha