27 October 2022– The South African Under-23 Men’s National Team continued their preparations ahead of the return leg 2023 Morocco U23 AFCON Second Round qualifier against Togo at Orlando Stadium on Sunday, 30 October 2022.
The South Africans drew 2-2 in Lome last weekend and will be looking to take advantage of the two away goals they scored in the West African nation when they face the tall and aggressive visitors at 3pm in Soweto.
The winner of this match will advance to the next round of the 2023 AFCON U-23 qualifers in March 2023 with places still up for grabs in the Morocco tournament to be held in June next year. South Africa coach David Notoane remains upbeat and believes he has a side that can compete against the Togolese.
“I believe we did well in Togo last weekend as we managed to come away with two goals. But we will need to be more alert in defense and aggressive upfront, as we will be looking for a straight win on Sunday.
“We have had a few challenges where a few players had to be withdrawn from the squad this week. But we have called up players who are hungry and we want to achieve for the country,” said Notoane.
“We are well-rested since returning on Tuesday and we will have a few more days to work on our tactics before the match on Sunday. The players are all in good condition, with the medical team treating a few knocks from last week’s match. But everyone is fit and ready for the next match.”
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