Our prediction for this Africa Cup of Nations 2021 match:
After suffering a 2-0 loss to Ghana in their opener, South Africa will be looking to give fans some cheer when they host Sudan at Orlando Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The Bafana Bafana undisputedly produce much better showings at home than on the travels, which is the main reason why we are tempted to put our money on Molefi Ntseki’s troops.
Strasbourg attacker Lebo Mothiba started from the bench against Ghana, but he is likely to be recalled to the starting XI against Sudan. The Falcons of Jediane impressed in a 4-0 win over Sao Tome e Principe, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in Sunday’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa. The Bafana Bafana emerged triumphant in each of their previous two meetings with Sudan, and we believe that they are going to extend their winning run.
Highlighted Player (Tokelo Rantie):
Tokelo Rantie is a footballer from South Africa who plays for Bournemouth in the Premier League. Rantie was born on 8 September, 1990 and he began his youth career at Dangerous Darkies. In 2006 he joined Stars of Africa Academy where he spent seven years. In 2013 he signed a permanent deal with Swedish team Malmo and the South Africa attacker scored seven goals in the 2013 Allsvenskan campaign.
On 28 August 2013 he joined Bournemouth for a fee in the region of £2.5 million. Rantie scored three goals in 29 appearances for the Cherries in the 2013/2014 Championship campaign and he played no more than one match for the club in the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign.
Speaking of his international career, Tokelo Rantie made his South Africa debut against Gabon on 15 June, 2012. Rantie won the Premier Soccer League with Orlando Pirates in the 2011/2012 season and that is considered his biggest success.
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,