Former Bafana Bafana captain Neil Tovey has the experience of lifting the senior Africa Cup of Nations title back in 1996.
So, he knows a thing or two, when he backs the South Africa U23 to go all the way in Senegal.
Tovey is now Safa’s Technical Director and has massive faith in Amaglug-Glug.
“Why not? I think we are one of the better teams there. If we play our football then there’s no reason why we can’t. We shouldn’t be afraid of anyone in that tournament,” Tovey told Goal.com
“I hope we play Senegal in the final because we owe Senegal. In the opening game I thought we were much better than them and then we lost it because we started giving away penalties and so on,” Tovey said.
He believes that the score didn’t reflect the state of play.
“Against who (did we get outplayed)? I don’t agree. We only looked second-best after we gave away the first goal. Up until that stage we were well on top of them. We gave away a silly penalty and allowed them to score a silly goal that allowed them back in the game.
“So there were stages in that game where we were much better than them,” Tovey said.
One of the concerns is that Orlando Pirates midfielder Gift Motupa is out through injury, a player who transformed the team from the second game when he joined the camp late.
“(Sigh)…ja, look I mean they will miss him but they have got replacements.