South Africa Forward Lorch Seeks AFCON Glory

South Africa Forward Lorch Seeks AFCON Glory

South Africa forward Thembinkosi Lorch believes they have the potential to win the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations title in Egypt.

The Orlando Pirates attacker was speaking to the media after netting the crucial goal which knocked out Egypt on Saturday night.

“It was possible [to win Afcon] from the start and now it’s all in our hands. We just have to believe that we can do it but we must not put pressure on ourselves you know,” Lorch told the media.

Together with fellow attacker Percy Tau, the duo gave the Pharaohs’ defence several headaches as they probed for a goal and eventually netted with five minutes to go.

In addition, he explained that for them to challenge for the coveted continental trophy, they must apply what coach Stuart Baxter has instructed them to do.

“We have to apply what the coaches are telling us and deliver. Yeah, obviously I am happy for the supporters at home for supporting me even if I was not getting the game time – they have been there for me,” he added.

“I had to wait for my chance grab, that’s what I did. The instruction was that we must press them high, obviously, they were watching our previous game and they were surprised when we pressed them high and it worked for us,” Lorch concluded.

Moreover, the Southern Africans will have to put the win against the hosts behind them and prepare for another tough encounter, this time against Nigeria.

The Super Eagles defeated reigning champions Cameroon earlier on Saturday, and the eagerly anticipated clash against Bafana will be staged on Wednesday.

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  • Who else is watching Madagascar about to send Dr.Congo packing?
    They are no one off you know… Ayphilly, Drey, Deo are u seeing what I’m saw(apologies

  • Sunnyb 5 years ago

    Toughest Afcon in years all pretenders are going home as predicted. Nice job from Madagascar.

  • Dr. Drey 5 years ago

    That’s what you get when you expand the afcon to a 24 team tournament.
    Take it or leave it. The gap between the top and the bottom isn’t really as wide as it used to be. Gone were the days when we had the monopoly of having professional players in Europe.
    Nowadays even the likes of Mauritius, Cape Verde and the hitherto smallers nations now have players who are exposed to quality training and facilities that ours also have.
    The earlier we started showing some respect to ALL teams, the better for us. Nobody is willing to lie down and be trampled upon anymore.

  • Diuto Nwachukwu 5 years ago

    @Oga Drey, They Will Surely Lie Down And Trampled Upon By Algeria Because They Will Surely Humble Them.. Lol… Congrats to them on their achievements so far!

  • Aauxtyne 5 years ago

    Madagascar will be playing the winner between Ghana vs Tunisia in the quarter finals.

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