Tv and radio persona Robert Marawa has flagged the “dismally sorry tale” of the most up-to-date Bafana Bafana group after they sensationally did no longer qualify for next 300 and sixty five days’s delayed 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).
Bafana Bafana wanted to steer clear of defeat in opposition to minnows Sudan to attain the finals to be held in Cameroon, nonetheless went down 2-0 in Khartoum on Sunday, 28 March.
Sudan are ranked a lowly 127th in the most up-to-date FIFA rankings (when when compared with South Africa’s 71st) and are 34th in Africa (SA are 13th).
Nonetheless, while Bafana Bafana will be twiddling their thumbs come early 2022, Sudan will be off to the AFCON alongside side Ghana who topped the remaining standings in Crew C.
Stale sports activities presenter Robert Marawa highlighted on social media to his over 1 million Twitter followers the incontrovertible fact that Bafana Bafana hold now did no longer qualify for FOUR of the remaining seven AFCON tournaments (in 2010, 2012, 2017 and 2021).
They had certified for seven tournaments sooner than that from 1996 to 2008 and famously won the 1996 version on residence soil, their lone success to this level.
Subsequent 300 and sixty five days’s match turned into expanded to 24 groups (from 16), apparently making it even more straightforward to qualify.
Alas, that wasn’t the case for Molefi Ntseki’s men.
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