Bafana Bafana head coach Ephraim ‘Shakes’ Mashaba has wished the Banyana Banyana interim technical team well in their first match in charge of the team.

The South African Senior Women’s National Team takes on Egypt in an international friendly match on Saturday, 22 October 2016 at Dobsonville Stadium.

Kickoff is at 15h00.

Mashaba visited the Banyana Banyana technical team at their hotel on Friday (21 October) before he departed for Egypt where was going to support Mamelodi Sundowns in their quest to lift the CAF Champions League title against Zamalek.

The Bafana Bafana mentor also congratulated the new technical team on their appointment.

“I just came here to wish you well in your match against Egypt. I would have loved to be there in person to support you but unfortunately, I am off to Egypt for another football commitment, however I will be with you in spirit,” said Mashaba.

“You have been given a huge responsibility of leading the national team, so go out there and do yourselves proud and in turn the whole country proud. Congratulations on your appointment and I hope you make the best of it. All the best.”

The Banyana Banyana/Egypt match is in preparation for the upcoming 2016 Cameroon Africa Women’s Cup of Nations tournament, which will be held in Cameroon from 19 November to 3 December.