Our prediction for this Africa Cup of Nations 2021 match:
South Africa and Sao Tome and Principe face each other in a David-vs-Goliath clash at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg. The Bafana Bafana quickly bounced back from a 2-0 loss to Ghana, with the team beating Sudan in their second group game thanks to Phiri’s goal. South Africa will be without Cape Town City defenders Mkhize and Mobara in Friday’s qualifier as the duo was tested positive for coronavirus, while six players have been dropped out of the team with injuries.
Anyhow, regardless of which players will be deployed in the starting XI, the Bafana Bafana are seen as hot favourites to win the game against the minnows. Sao Tome and Principe have always been serving as a cannon fodder for their rivals in the qualifiers for the showpiece tournaments, and we do not believe that the rock-bottom side will spoil South Africa’s party in Johannesburg.
Highlighted Player (Keagan Dolly):
Keagan Dolly is a South Africa international who was born in Johannesburg on January 22, 1993. Dolly played for the likes of Westbury Arsenal, School of Excellence, Mamelodi Sundowns and Ajax Cape Town during his youth career and he made his senior debut for the Urban Warriors on August 22, 2012 in a 3-1 loss to Moroka Swallows.
In 2014 he joined fellow PSL club Mamelodi Sundowns and he made 34 appearances for the Kabo Yellow in the league from 2014 to 2017. In the winter of 2017 the 170-cm-tall midfielder moved to France, signing a four-year deal with Montpellier. The South African footballer made his debut for La Paillade February 11, 2017 in a 3-0 victory over Nancy. It has to be noted that he made 12 appearances for Montpellier in the 2016/2017 Ligue 1 campaign.
Keagan Dolly represented South Africa at the 2016 Summer Olympics. He made his debut for Bafana Bafana on September 6, 2016 in a friendly against Egypt.
Highlighted Team (South Africa):
Controlled by South Africa Football Association, South Africa national football team mainly play their home games at FNB Stadium which can hold up to 94,736 spectators. The Bafana Bafana qualified for their first FIFA World Cup in 1998, but they failed to advance to the knockout stages of the showpiece tournament in France.
Four years later South Africa participated at the 2002 FIFA World Cup in Japan and South Korea, with the team suffering once again suffering elimination in the group stages of the competition. South Africa were elected to host the 2010 FIFA World Cup, but despite defeating France in Group A, they eventually failed to book their place in the last 16.
The Bafana Bafana, though, did well to win the 1996 Africa Cup of Nations, with the team beating Tunisia in the title game. South Africa played their first international game against Argentina back in 1906, with the team suffering a 1-0 loss to the Albiceleste,