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31 Jul 2015
12:18 pm

Banyana expecting open game


Heading to their second-leg Olympic qualifier against Kenya on Sunday just outside Nairobi with a 1-0 advantage, Banyana Banyana are expecting an open game according to midfielder Amanda Dlamini.

Amanda Dlamini. Photo by Duif du Toit / Gallo Images

“We are expecting an open match and they will want to prove a point,” said Dlamini.

“Also, playing in their backyard they will want to come with guns blazing so they can reverse the result and proceed to the next stage. But we know the importance of the match, we need to win at all costs. Mentally we are ready, we just need to sharpen our physical conditioning so we can finish them off.”

Dlamini said her side’s preparation had been going well ahead of the crucial encounter.

“Preparations are going very well and the coach is emphasising on team organisation, and just to work for one another because it’s going to be tough, but we are getting great conditioning to prepare well for the battle ahead.”