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Bafana's date with destiny looms large on the horizon: 'We are so close now'

Few would have wagered on Bafana making a solid bid for meeting all requirements for the World Cup in the start of the year, with the inability to fit the bill for the following year's Africa Cup of Nations in March recommending a group in fast decay. 

Yet, after Broos succeeded Molefi Ntseki in May and left on a daring modifying exercise that has as of now blew some minds, the group has flooded to the culmination in Group G with a 13-point pull going into the last game in the gathering on Sunday. 

A success or an attract the last qualifier in Cape Coast would empower Bafana to pip second-put Ghana to the end goal and secure a spot in the conclusive Fifa end of the season games that will decide Africa's five delegates at the World Cup in Qatar. 

Broos conceded that they are so near accomplishing the accomplishment and staggering at this fragile phase of the troublesome excursion isn't a choice. 

"We have run a great race as of recently and we have just lost two focuses [during the qualifiers]," said the Belgian tutor. 

"It was in our first game against Zimbabwe [the two groups attracted 0-0 Harare in September] and I didn't have the foggiest idea about the group [at the time], the group didn't have any acquaintance with me," he said. 

"Yet, if you check out what we have done from that second as of not long ago, [we have done] an awesome work. I realize that the group will be prepared for [Sunday's away last qualifier]." 

Bafana beat Zimbabwe 1-0 in the return match at FNB Stadium on Thursday night in a game that even Broos conceded was difficult to watch. 

It was a worked execution that drew a great deal of analysis from eyewitnesses who felt that the group played in patches, didn't force themselves on procedures and were lucky that the Zimbabweans didn't utilize the many possibilities they made. 

"We didn't play so well on Thursday [at home at FNB Stadium against Zimbabwe] and it is a pity," Broos conceded genuinely. 

"We ought to have played our level and perhaps scored more objectives and [made it] more hard for Ghana on Sunday. 

"Be that as it may, OK it was our slip-up, however I think since we didn't play so well on Thursday, the young men will be exceptionally aggressive to show something. 

"We are so close at this point. So we will do everything, everything to meet all requirements for the following round." 

Broos demanded that the strain will be on the hosts as Ghana are constantly expected to play in each World Cup, and many would have tipped them to win the gathering when the draw was declared. 

"I have said it currently that the occupation isn't done and it is awesome what we have done as of not long ago," he said. "I think for Ghana they must be in the following round [of the World Cup qualifiers]. 

"They are consistently [playing] in World Cups, so it is a group that has a ton of involvement and for them it is large issue in case they are not in the following round. So the strain is on them."

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