South Africa head coach Molefi Ntseki has revealed his game plan ahead of their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Ghana.
Bafana Bafana are set to crosswords with the Black Stars at Cape Coast Stadium on Thursday evening.
Speaking to reporters ahead of the Group C opener, the manager laid down his approach and discussed some of his tactics for the game.
“We have to be very careful. Starting on the front foot can get us an early goal and unsettle Ghana. But at the same time, if you give Ghana too much possession, they can easily hurt you,” Ntseki told the media.
“They are at home‚ they will have the support and confidence. So, it’s a game where one has to be very cautious.”
The match will be Ntseki’s first competitive assignment as South Africa head coach since he was appointed in August.
“We need to manage the phases of the game very well. That is why we are talking of players with experience‚ players who have been here before‚ players who have played at the highest level. I’m referring to the Afcon,” he continued.
“So, we are very careful in our approach. Our tactical strategy has to be one of being protective‚ but at the same time we should not be dropping too deep and giving Ghana possession‚ because they can always be dangerous.”