'Amaglug-glug' have mountain to climb
It is being played at the Elwak Stadium in Accra and most observers are expecting South Africa's 'Amaglug-glug' to be wacked in their do-or-die Olympic Games qualifier in Ghana on Sunday afternoon.
After all, the South African Under-23 team were comprehensively beaten 3-1 by Ghana in an earlier Olympic Games qualifier at home, not to mention a draw at home against Nigeria as well.
Now, in order to qualify for next year's Olympic Games in Beijing, it would appear that a significantly-weakened 'Amaglug-glug' squad, with five withdrawals on the eve of departure for Ghana, will have to win in Accra - and then go on to upstage Nigeria away from home as well.
It is a daunting, if not impossible task, which coach Steve Komphela steadfastly believes is within the realms of possibility for Amaglug-glug.
"I believe in the ability of my squad," said Komphela, "and with belief anything is possible."
The 'Amaglug-glug' coach says defensive lessons have been learnt from the home fixtures against Ghana and Nigeria and will not be repeated, while admitting that a spate of withdrawals of strikers of the calibre of Lerato Chabangu and Lebohang Mokoena could create fresh problems.
"But man-for-man I believe we are well-equipped in all positions," added Komphela, "with the belief that victory is not beyond our grasp."
Believe it, if you can.