Senegal on mission

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November 11, 2016
Senegal on mission

STERN WARNING: Senegal's Cheikhou Kouyate

Senegal skipper Cheikhou Kouyate have warned Bafana Bafana that they are in Polokwane to maintain their seven-match winning streak tomorrow (3pm).

The Lions of Teranga have been on fire in continental action for the last two years and want to power towards the World Cup in Russia.

Senegal were the only country with a 100 percent record in their recently-completed 2017 Afcon qualifiers, winning six out of six matches.

Last month they began their World Cup campaign with a 2-0 home win over the Cape Verde Islands and top Group D.

And West Ham midfielder Kouyate says: “We are here to earn points, we are here to play in a final.

“The series of wins we have had have been a big boost in confidence for the team. And we all have the motivation to go and play at the World Cup.”

But Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba insists that his team are not there to make up the numbers against the Lions.

He says: “I have heard so many times people saying we have never beaten Senegal.

“Well, they have also never beaten us.

“We never project ourselves as lions and my plea is to say I don’t know what makes them better than us when they also have not beaten us.

“Yes, we accept that they have very good players that they will bring – close to 10 players based abroad and most of them are commanding positions at the their clubs.”

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