Booysen: New Bafana players just as ready

Bafana Bafana interim captain Mario Booysen believes the national team can beat Zambia despite major changes being enforced on coach Stuart Baxter’s squad.

Bafana face the Copper Bullets in a 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) first leg third round qualifier in East London on Saturday, and head into the encounter with a number of new faces in the squad.

Recently, 10 players withdrew due to mainly club commitments in the Premiership and Baxter was forced to call up a number of uncapped stars mainly from the National First Division.

However, Booysen remains confident those available can do the job at the Buffalo City Stadium. He told SAFA’s official website, “We have to adapt to the situation, it is another challenge for us but one that we have to overcome.

“It may seem like it has affected the preparations but it is really nothing to look into because all of the guys that are here have a good attitude. The players that have come in look just as ready.

“When all is said and done, you really look forward to this moment in your career of representing your country. We don’t see any negatives but only positivity, so we have to get a good result.”

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