Ex-Bafana Bafana goalkeeper coach Alexandro Heredia has backed South Africa to beat Nigeria in their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier, but he has urged the current crop of players to respect the Super Eagles.
Heredia said coach Stuart Baxter’s strike force is one of the best on the African continent whilst saying that the West Africans are shivering ahead of the clash set to be staged at the FNB Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
“Look, the hoodoo has been broken because we beat Nigeria 2-0 in Uyo, and that was a comfortable scoreline. I think they need to take their chances now to ensure that they get another win,” Heredia told Goal on Tuesday.
“It is not going to be easy because we need to qualify and there is pressure, but I must say they need to play their normal game because qualifying is a must.
“I am confident that we can beat Nigeria again because we have the best strike force in Africa. There is Lebo Mothiba, Dino Ndlovu, Percy Tau and Themba Zwane.
“I am sure they are scared of our strikers because we have one of the most talked about hot potatoes in Europe and that is Mothiba.”