In their Africa Cup of Nations quarterfinal match on Saturday at Stade Charles Konan Banny de Yamoussoukro, Cape Verde and South Africa aim to secure historic victories.
While their rivals aim to make it to the semi-finals for the first time since 2000, the Blue Sharks have never gone past this point in the competition.
Just nine teams remain in the competition, and only Angola have scored more goals than Cape Verde’s eight as of the quarterfinals. Bubista’s team trailed the Palancas Negras in the round of 16 after scoring just one against Mauritania.
Despite this, Bafana Bafana are still celebrating their incredible 2-0 victory over Cup of Nations favourites Morocco. Evidence Makgopa gave the 1996 winners a 1-0 lead, and Teboho Mokoena’s late free kick secured the victory against a weak opposition.
Nevertheless, Bafana Bafana has greater experience than their rivals at this level.
Here is how both teams line up
Cape Verde Starting XI
Dias, Lopes, Costa, Cabral, Fernandes, Alvarenga, Rodrigues, Santos, Mendes, Moreira, Pina
South Africa Starting XI
Williams, Mokoena, Modiba, Magkopa, Tau, Zwane, Sithole, Mvala, Kekana, Mudau, Morena