Bafana Bafana


Nickname: Bafana Bafana
International Debut: vs Cameroon (07 July 1992) at King's Park Stadium In Durban


2013 AFCON Selected Squad

Player
Pos Jsy No Team
Wayne Sandilands GK
1
Mamelodi Sundowns
Itumeleng Khune GK
16
Kaizer Chiefs
Senzo Meyiwa GK
22
Orlando Pirates
Thabo Matlaba DF
11
Orlando Pirates
Bongani Khumalo DF
14
PAOK Salonique/Greece
Siboniso Gaxa DF
2
Kaizer Chiefs
Siyabonga Sangweni DF
21
Orlando Pirates
Tshepo Masilela DF
3
Kaizer Chiefs
Thabo Nthethe DF
4
Bloemfontein Celtic
Anele Ngcongca DF
5
Genk/Belgique
Thulani Serero MF
10
Ajax Amsterdam/The Netherlands
Reneilwe Letsholonyane MF
12
Kaizer Chiefs
Kagisho Dikgacoi MF
13
Crystal Palace/England
Dean Furman MF
15
Oldham/England
Thuso Phala MF
18
Platinum Stars
May Mahlangu MF
19
Helsingborg/Sweden
Oupa Manyisa MF
20
Orlando Pirates
Lerato Chabangu MF
6
Moroka Swallows
Siphiwe Tshabalala MF
8
Kaizer Chiefs
Bernard Parker FW
17
Kaizer Chiefs
Tokelo Rantie FW
23
Malmö FF/Sweden
Lehlohonolo Majoro FW
7
Kaizer Chiefs
Katlego Mphela FW
9
Mamelodi Sundowns

Head Coach: Gordon Igesund

Highlights:

  • 1996 CAF African Cup of Nations champions.
  • Awarded the FIFA/Coca-Cola Best Mover of the Year Award in 1996.
  • Became the first Southern African nation in 1997 to qualify for the FIFA World Cup Finals.
  • Compete in the FIFA Confederations Cup
  • Runners-up, 1998 African Cup of Nations.
  • World Cup debut in France in 1998.
  • Winners Afro-Asian Trophy in 1999.
  • Third place in the 1999 African Cup of Nations.
  • Compete in 2002 Fifa World Cup Finals, Korea/Japan.
  • Reunification Cup winners in 2002.
  • Advance to quarter-finals of the 2005 Concacaf Gold Cup.
Bafana Rankings History
Date FIFA Ranking position
May 2013 56
April 2013 62
March 2013 60
February 2013 60
January 2013 85
2012 87
2011 53
2010 51
2009 85
2008 76
2007 77
2006 67
2005 49
2004 38
2003 36
2002 30
2001 35
2000 20
1999 30
1998 26
1997 31
1996 19
1995 40
1994 56
1993 95
 
South Africa average position from FIFA World Ranking creation is 47
 
 
 

Team History:

THE FIRST GAME

doctor Khumalo

Their earliest documented football match in South Africa was held in Cape Town, although Pietermaritzburg also claims to be the cradle of the game in the country. Football was brought to South Africa in the same way it was spread elsewhere in the world, through the British military and through travelers from the colonial power.

The Cape Argus newspaper advertised the first match, played on August 23, 1862, between soldiers of the British garrison and employees of the colonial administration, including a youthful John X Merriman, who later went on to become prime minister of the Cape Colony. It was played at Green Point, which ironically is now offering up a new stadium to host the 2010 FIFA World Cup finals.

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