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South Africa is already thinking in the 2021 AFCON

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The South Africa national team wants to beat Ghana for the top spot of their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.

The 2019 edition of the Africa Cup of Nations barely ended, and the 2021 edition is almost set to start.

On November of this year, the 2021 qualifiers will start and the South Africa national team wants to top Group C.

The Bafana Bafana will play against Ghana, Sudan, and the winner of the series between Mauritius and Sao Tome and Principe.

“I would expect us to qualify,” South African Football Association (SAFA) president Danny Jordaan told Goal.

“I think that we can qualify. There is no reason for us not to. What is the issue is if we will end up on top or second.”

“That is what we have to deal with, with Ghana. I think that we have a team. We have to see,” he added.

The South African FA boss added: “But this tournament (AFCON 2019) also showed that there are no easy matches on the African continent anymore. There is no small nation in the continent anymore.”

“Benin came with the perception that they are a small country. They walked away as one of the major forces on the African continent, and so did Guinea.”

“Who would have dreamt that Madagascar could face stiff challenges and reach the quarterfinals? The notion when you look at the group that there are small and big teams, that’s out of the question,” he said.

“We have to work hard and we have to be here again. We have made our mark here, we must be back. We can bring a stronger, better team because we do have the players.”