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Banyana Banyana’s big moment is nigh!
- Updated: October 18, 2015
Banyana Banyana are ready to go in their all-important second leg final round 2016 Rio Olympic Games qualifier against Equatorial Guinea on Sunday.
The South African held their one and only training session at the match venue, the magnificent and imposing Estadio de Bata on Saturday.
‘The moment we have all been waiting for is upon us. In the end, it boils down to the 90 minutes or so that will be played. But I am confident in my team, we came here for a mission and we want to see it through. I believe the team is ready,’ said Banyana Banyana head coach Vera Pauw.
‘We have done everything we can to prepare the team and they looked very lively at training – if they can repeat at the match what they did at the final training session then we are on our way to victory.
‘We are also happy that everything went according to plan, travelling to Bata smoothly and the hotel being what we expected. So we are happy with off the field matters so let’s just go and do it.’
The first leg ended in a goalless draw at the Makhulong Stadium in Tembisa two weeks ago (Saturday, 3 October), which means a winner must emerge at the end of the second leg.
According to FIFA rules if the match is a draw, away goals will count double. If it’s a scoreless draw extra time periods of 15min each will be played.
If the score still stays locked, penalties will decide the outcome.