• Manyama urged his teammates to maintain intensity

    Bafana Bafana forward Lebogang Manyama Bafana Bafana forward Lebogang Manyama

    Bafana Bafana forward Lebogang Manyama urged his teammates to maintain the same intensity that saw them claimed an away win over Nigeria at Akwa Ibom Stadium on Saturday.

    The South Africa National Team will now play host to Zambia in an international friendly match at the Moruleng Stadium on Tuesday.

    Manyama believes Chipolopolo will be a difficult side to play as they would want to redeem themselves following their 1-0 defeat at the hands of Mozambique.

    “Yes, Saturday’s match against Nigeria was a massive morale booster but we should not get carried away. We have a long way to go to get to the levels where we want to be and become a dominant force again,” Manyama told Safa.net.

    “Zambia’s pride was dented over the weekend and they would like to redeem themselves in this game. We must be vigilant and put 150 percent in whatever we do going forward.”

    The Cape Town City captain says he was delighted will the national team’s performance after they claimed a historic victory over the Super Eagle in Group E of the Afcon qualifiers.

    “Even those on the bench, you could see they were all rooting resolutely for those on the pitch up to die for the country. In the end, Nigeria could not cope with our pace especially late in the second half when we could easily have added two or three more goals,” he added.

    “We need to continue what we started in Nigeria, make winning a culture and the rest will follow. We need to have a go at Zambia because they can turn out to be tricky customers.”

    Bafana Bafana against Zambia kicks off at 19:00.

    This story originally appeared on FourFourTwo.co.za

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