Our football match prediction:
Thanks to a 3-1 win over Burkina Faso South Africa managed to keep their hopes of qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals alive, but they sit in the last position in Group D ahead of Friday’s football match against Senegal. Bafana Bafana face a must-win situation in their penultimate group game and we predict that they will go all guns blazing at Aliou Cisse’s men when two teams face each other at Peter Mokaba Stadium. Senegal are leading the standings and they will be looking to build on a 2-0 win over Cape Verde Islands when they take on South Africa in the decider. A win over Bafana Bafana would see the Lions of Teranga book their place at the 2018 FIFA World Cup and seeing that key player Sadio Mane has overcome his injury, we predict that the visitors will have a reason for celebration on Friday evening.
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 (Senegal):
The Senegaesel national football team made their first appearance at Africa Cup of Nations back in 1965, with the team finishing the tournament in fourth place. The Lions of Teranga booked their place at the FIFA World Cup finals in 2002 (for the first time) and they did remarkably well to make it to the quarter-finals of the showpiece tournament in South Korea and Japan. Senegal defeated Sweden in the last 16, with Henri Camara scoring the winner for the African team in the extra time. The Lions of Teranga have yet to win the Africa Cup of Nations, but they made it to the final of the tournament in 2002. Senegal faced Cameroon in the title game and they were more than unfortunate to lose the Africa Cup of Nations final on penalties. Former Liverpool ace El Hadji Diouf is probably the most famous footballer who played for the Senegalese national team. Senegal play their home games at Stade Leopold Sedar Senghor and the capacity of the venue is 60,000.