Angola will meet hosts, South Africa at the Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium in a key match that might shed some light on the destination of Group A.
The Petro Luanda goalkeeper is optimistic that they can mount a strong challenge in their group.
“We started this tournament with a draw (against Morocco on Saturday night). We need to prepare our minds for the next game against South Africa. For us, it is important that we peak at the right time in this event,” Lama said.
The keeper was instrumental in keeping Angola in the game when they played Morocco at the National Stadium on Saturday night. He pulled a number of stupendous saves that kept his side in the game.
The draw might have been a fair reflection of the game, but it did not help Morocco nor Angola in setting the tone in what is likely to be a tightly-contested sprint in Group A. South Africa – Angola’s next opponents – might not have played a great game against Cape Verde, but by their admission, it was not a productive day for Bafana Bafana.
In front of the home crowd in what is expected to be a sold out match at Moses Mabhida, South Africa will be potent.
“South Africa is a good team. I did not watch their game against Cape Verde, but I know they are a quality side. They have done well in African before, they have experience. For us, we have to play well and finish our chances. We need to win this game,” Lama said.
Group A teams; Angola, Cape Verde, Morocco and South Africa are all on one point. With two games left for each side, it is still anyone’s guess as to who will claim the kudos in this group.
All the sides will be in action on Wednesday night at the Moses Mabhida Stadium. South Africa will play Angola at 17h00 while Cape Verde will clash with Morocco at 20h00.