South Africa: AFCON 2019 ranking, schedule and basic info [Infographic]

South Africa: AFCON 2019 ranking, schedule and basic info [Infographic]
Source: Ghana/Joy Sports/Gary Al-Smith
Date: 20-06-2019 Time: 02:06:22:pm

Gone are the days when South Africa would be considered among the favourites, but their name still carries weight. They have a lively front line, too, and should be able to cause their group rivals headaches.

Percy Tau was named the best player in Belgium's second tier in 2018-19 while Lebo Mothiba has enjoyed a good campaign in Ligue 1 with Strasbourg.

A strong domestic league provides most of their players and the Englishman Stuart Baxter, coaching them for a second spell, has moulded a solid defensive unit. On a good day they can perform against anyone; string together two or three good games and Bafana Bafana may cause a surprise.

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