Football: BARTLETT WARNING AS SCOTS FACE A ROASTING; SOUTH AFRICA V SCOTLAND Hong Kong Stadium, tomorrow.(Sport)
Byline: JOE McHUGH
SOUTH Africa coach Jomo Sono has warned Scotland that his side have no intention of taking it easy in the sweltering heat of Hong Kong tomorrow morning.
Sono's side are on route to their second World Cup since being readmitted to FIFA a decade ago, and they are looking to make a big impact in Group B.
Strikers Shaun Bartlett of Charlton and Porto's Benny McCarthy will be the main threat as Berti Vogts youngsters try to make up for last week's dismal 4-1 defeat by South Korea.
McCarthy has scored 18 international goals - more than Vogts entire squad put together - and is the subject of a pounds 10m bid from Celta Vigo.
Bartlett has scored an impressive 23 goals in 60 appearances and is in the mood to inflict more pain on Vogts.
The Charlton striker warned: "We left South Africa on Thursday and our preparations really begin against Scotland and Turkey.
"In France four years ago we were delighted to have qualified but now we want to make an impression on the tournament.
"Cameroon and Nigeria have received a lot of publicity but we're very confident of getting to the second stage.
"Spain, Paraguay and Slovenia will be tough but it's a group that we're confident of getting out of.
"The Scotland side is much less experienced than our own and we're wanting a good send off before our opening match against Paraguay. "
Vogts was bitterly disappointed by his side's performance …
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Publication information: Article title: Football: BARTLETT WARNING AS SCOTS FACE A ROASTING; SOUTH AFRICA V SCOTLAND Hong Kong Stadium, tomorrow.(Sport). Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Sunday Mirror (London, England). Publication date: May 19, 2002. Page number: 79. © 2009 MGN LTD. COPYRIGHT 2002 Gale Group.