The supporters did not forget that disappointing goalless draw with minnows Seychelles in the 2019 Afcon qualifiers in 2018. In the same year Bafana were held to a goalless draw by Libya in Durban in an Afcon qualifier.
“Our players would benefit from playing both games at home and it’s a plus for us. Most of their (Sao Tome) players play in Portugal. We have done our homework. We know their strengths and weaknesses but we won’t take them lightly,” added Ntseki.
Bafana will take time off to attend the unveiling of the late Senzo Meyiwa’s tombstone before training today.
Bafana suffered six withdrawals yesterday. Andile Jali, Abbubaker Mobara, Thulani Serero, Thami Mkhize, Reeve Frosler and Thibang Phete withdrew. Vincent Pule, Thapelo Morena, Thabo Nodada, Tshepho Rikhotso and Mosa Lebusa replaced them.
Thirteen players arrived yesterday and the last group of players of Kamohelo Mokotjo from the US, Bongani Zungu from Scotland and Dean Furman from England are expected today.