Nigeria legend Austin Jay Jay Okocha has identified Percy Tau and Thembinkosi Lorch as Bafana Bafana’s dangermen.
The Super Eagles meet South Africa in tonight’s AFCON 2019 quarter-finals clash to fight for a chance to meet Algeria or Ivory Coast in the semi-finals.
Okocha, who does analyst work in South Africa for SuperSport TV, says Nigeria have to respect the opposition’s key men.
“Well, of course, you have to respect the opponent’s key players especially if they are having a good tournament.,” Okocha told Phakathi.
Thembinkosi Lorch and Percy Tau before the Egypt game.
“It’s obvious that in the Bafana squad the threat was just Percy Tau until Lorch was introduced and now it’s like they are sharing responsibility going forward you have two players that can cause problems for any team and I am sure we (Nigeria) are aware of that,” added Okocha.
The former Super Eagles talisman went on to add that Tau and Lorch will be all the more dangerous if they carry the consistency from the Egypt performances - while also adding that he personally likes exciting players.
“For me, it is also about being consistent you might be a threat there, but if you are not a threat in the next game it doesn’t add value into the team because for you to be able to go all the way you have to be consistent in the tournament, especially in the knockout stages. So, we are aware of his (Lorch) threat, he is a player that I like. I like exciting players, but for me, it is all about the team,” Okocha concluded.
The game is set for 22:00 kick off this evening (21:00 in SA, 20:00 in Nigeria).
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