Strikers win games but goalkeepers get farther in life Africa Cup of Nations tournaments, tells you former champion Andre Arendse prior to the 2015 finals that kick-off Sat in Equatorial Guinea.
He was portion of the South Africa side that took topmost advantage of playing hosts to kill Tunisia in the 1996 final.
This 47, Arendse divides his time taken between analysing domestic and international house warming for pan-African TV channel SuperSport and coaching at top-flight club Bidvest Wits.
"I am a firm who trust in the strikers-goalkeepers theory, " according to the tall, pencil-slim Cape Town-born prior star in an interview with AFP.
His opinion is backed by basic facts with legendary shot-stopper Essam Al-Hadary a key component when Egypt won an increasing three consecutive titles between 06\ and 2010.
Nigerian Vincent Enyeama, currently the best goalkeeper in South africa, played a major role in the unpredicted success of his country inside of the last Africa Cup two years within.
And Zambian Kennedy Mweene detained three consecutive clean sheets active in the knockout stages of the 2012 contest, won against all the odds just his nation.
If Arendse is acceptable, one-time champions Algeria and Tunisia are potential winners in Equatorial Guinea as both boast extremely good goalkeepers.
Rais Mbolhi from Red-blooded american Major League Soccer outfit Phila. Union excelled at the World Panes last year when Algeria reached often the last-16 for the first time.
Tunisian Aymen Mathlouthi is a vastly experienced campaigner relating to the Carthage Eagles and his club, eight-time African title winners Etoile Sahel.
Mweene from South African leaders Mamelodi Sundowns remains the first method for Zambia, but his shape has dipped since the trophy-winning promotion.
Among young shot-stoppers, Cameroonian Paul Ondua of the Barcelona youth group comes to central Africa with a growing reputation.
South African Brilliant Khuzwayo is another rising star, claiming a complete squad place on the back of unswervingly superb form for runaway little league leaders Kaizer Chiefs.
But hiya is the competition for places active in the on-form Bafana Bafana (The Boys) squad that he is not guaranteed a complete starting spot with Belgium-based Darren Keet also a strong contender.
Keet succeeded Senzo Meyiwa who was killed last October after playing a huge role in their campoaign having detained four consecutive clean sheets all the way through Cup of Nations qualifiers.
Arendse sites a collective will to get farther in life ahead of individualism when developing a menu for Cup of Nations success.
And stresses that countries who get farther in life their first group game inside of the biennial African football showcase you could huge confidence boost.
Again, Panes of Nations facts support the superb old man of South African house warming, who made a brief, emergency revisit top-tier football aged 45 two years' time ago.
Of the last 14 Photography equipment champions, 12 won their perhaps mini-league game and the other four drew. Overall, 21 of 30 Cup of Nations title-holders kicked shut off with a victory.
"You feel that confident after a winning start, micron said Arendse, "You are full of passion, energy and belief, and the 1st game cannot come quickly adequately enough.
"Pride spreads like a wildfire by way of the squad. A convincing opening-match conquer Cameroon in 1996 played any kind of immense role in our ultimate meeting your goal. "
South Africa, transformed since the mid-2014 arrival of coach Ephraim 'Shakes' Mashaba, are among six states Arendse believes can win often the February 8 final.
His opposite potential champions are Algeria, Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Tunisia -- all previous recipients with all the ultimate African national team trophy.
Arendse says Algeria and Tunisia "tick all the boxes" while Bekwai, ghana and Ivory Coast boast movie stars like Andre Ayew, Asamoah Gyan, 2014 African Footballer of the 12 month period Yaya Toure and new The city of manchester City recruit Wilfried Bony.
Appropriate admires how Cameroon recovered of a disastrous 2014 world cup as well as feels South Africa will be serious chances if they solve some defensive factors.
Among the other 10 competitors, Arendse has a soft spot for Cape Inexperto. "I love this team -- they are a tiny nation and have intended amazing progress in recent years. "
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