Goalkeeper of the Bafana Bafana of South Africa, Itumeleng Khune has mocked the Super Eagles players, describing them as very tall, big and very slow.
Khune said they are not scared of the intimidating profile of players of the Super Eagles of Nigeria ahead of their clash on Saturday.
Khune who is yet to concede a goal in the AFCON 2019 qualifying series, said he was eyeing another clean sheet against the Nigerian side as they have resolved to defend as a team in tomorrow’s game.
“They are going to want to bully us, so the only advantage we have is that we have players with small frames but are much faster on the ball,” he said at the pre match conference.
“They are very tall and big, and very slow. So what we need to capitalise on is moving the ball around quickly and getting into small pockets of space, and even utilising the spaces behind their defence and then converting our chances.”
A win for Bafana Bafana will seal their qualification for next year Africa Cup of Nations while a draw will still keep their hope of qualifying intact ahead of their last group game against Seychelles.
In the reverse tie of this fixture, South Africa defeated Nigeria 0-2 in Uyo.