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Goal speaks with the former Bafana striker Pollen Ndlanya about Bafana’s upcoming game against CAR in Cameroon

Former Bafana striker Pollen Ndlanya has told Goal that he is hoping for positive results, as Bafana take on Central African Republic in the 2014 World Cup qualifier match on Saturday afternoon.

Bafana need to beat CAR to stay in touch with pace setters Ethiopia and possibly top their group, and Ndlanya says Bafana should expect a different side from the one they played in the first leg.

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“It is going to be a different ball game altogether. The game is important to them, because they also want to qualify for the 2014 World Cup. Bafana shouldn’t expect the same side they faced in Cape Town,” Ndlanya told Goal.

Bafana are already in Cameroon, and although they are missing a few of their key players including Thabo Matlaba and Siyabonga Sangweni, Ndlanya believes that the selected players will fight for the nation.

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“It is not about the missing players. I mean, all the selected players should fight for the nation. Every player that will don the national team jersey on the day needs to fight. I hope our players will do us proud,” he said.

Ndlanya, who was part of the Bafana squad that played in the 1997 Fifa Confederation Cup, as well as the 1998 and 2000 Afcon tournaments, has also urged the Bafana senior players to be at their best against CAR.

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“If our senior players can perform well and take responsibility, then I think we will beat CAR. I am looking at Parker and Tshabalala to actually win the game for us. The fact that they have just won the league could benefit Bafana,” added Ndlanya.

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