South Africa need a win against Ghana to have any chance of keeping their African Cup of Nations dreams alive.
The 1996 champions must overcome Avram Grant’s men to have any chance of staying in the competition, but even then they require a favour from Senegal, who would need to beat Algeria in the other Group C match to ensure South Africa’s progression.
Captain Dean Furman is keen to rally the troops ahead of South Africa’s final pool match.
“We take a lot of confidence from the way we have played in these two matches, even if we have not got the results we hoped for,” the midfielder said.
“We just have to hope that a win in our last game will be enough for us to go through.”
Ghana have specialised in late drama in their first two games, though in the opening fixture against Senegal it was a script with an unhappy ending.
Senegal fell behind to Andre Ayew’s early penalty, but Moussa Sow had the final word with a last-minute strike following Mame Biram Diouf’s leveller.
Ghana, who have reached at least the semi-finals of the last four AFCON tournaments, delivered a late twist of their own last time out, as Asamoah Gyan scored a stoppage-time winner versus Algeria.