AFCON: South Africa Good Enough To Win Title – Rohr

South Africa are good enough to win the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has said.

He said this while speaking ahead of his side’s clash with the Bafana Bafana at the ongoing championship on Wednesday.

Rohr said if the South African team, tutored by Stuart Baxter, could have eliminated hosts Egypt, they could go on to win the tournament.

“We saw the game with Egypt against South Africa and we know South Africa well because they were in our group competing for the qualifiers,” he said at the pre-match press conference.

“To beat Egypt, in this circumstance, up against a good team with one of the best players in Africa (Mohamed Salah), it will make them full of confidence.

“They (Bafana Bafana) deserved to win because they were the better team and now for me, if you beat the favourite number one in Egypt, you become the new favourites.”

Rohr however said the Super Egles would put up a good fight especially after their morale-boosting 3-2 win over Cameroon in the round of 16.

“We also had a good game against Cameroon, we also have confidence, so we should be expecting a match of high quality.

“I think the strength of our team is the unity and the fighting spirit — and even against South Africa, which has suddenly become the new favourites of the tournament.

“We also have confidence after scoring three goals (against Cameroon) against a team who did not concede a goal in the group stage, so we’re confident also, but for me South Africa in the favourites,” he said.

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