South Africa head coach, Hugo Broos has claimed he is certain that his team won’t be under pressure heading into their semi-final clash with Nigeria in the ongoing 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, on Wednesday.
The Bafana Bafana had to labour hard to qualify for the semi-final for the first time in 24 years on Saturday after beating Cape Verde through penalties in the quarter-final encounter.
Goalkeeper Ronwen Williams made four saves during the shootout.
Speaking during the post-match press conference after South Africa defeated Cape Verde, Broos said, according to France24: “It is maybe bizarre for me to say that but for us our AFCON has already been a success.
“We are in the semi-finals. Nobody thought we would do that when we left South Africa to come here.
“There will be less pressure on us [when will face Nigeria], I am certain of that. That doesn’t mean we don’t want to play the final, certainly not.”