The last international match against Spain raised expectations... .
Having beaten the World and European Champions we go into this tournament with an extra boost. But at the same time we are aware that teams will want to defeat us, so we have to fight to get positive results.
As the hosts we have been doing well and if we continue from where we left off we will have won half the battle. We are a very balanced team and I believe we have players that are capable of doing well for the pride of the nation. We have been working very hard over the last few days and we are confident that come Saturday, we will do well.
The fans, what can you say to them?
The fans have played a major role in the past and we really appreciate and value their support. We urge them to come in numbers to continue with the support - hearing the vuvuzelas gives us extra confidence.
Those who have not bought tickets yet must just do so and rally behind the national team. But for those who cannot make it, we know you are behind the team and are grateful for that.
BAFANA'S FIXTURES - Cape Town Stadium
Saturday, January 11 - vs Mozambique (18h00)
Wednesday, January 15 - vs Mali (17h00)
Sunday, January 19 - vs Nigeria (19h00)