Our prediction for this Africa Cup of Nations 2021 match:
South Africa and Sao Tome and Principe face each other in a David-vs-Goliath clash at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg. The Bafana Bafana quickly bounced back from a 2-0 loss to Ghana, with the team beating Sudan in their second group game thanks to Phiri’s goal. South Africa will be without Cape Town City defenders Mkhize and Mobara in Friday’s qualifier as the duo was tested positive for coronavirus, while six players have been dropped out of the team with injuries.
Anyhow, regardless of which players will be deployed in the starting XI, the Bafana Bafana are seen as hot favourites to win the game against the minnows. Sao Tome and Principe have always been serving as a cannon fodder for their rivals in the qualifiers for the showpiece tournaments, and we do not believe that the rock-bottom side will spoil South Africa’s party in Johannesburg.