21 August 2019 – Bafana Bafana will play Chipolopolo of Zambia at Nkoloma Stadium in Lusaka on Saturday, 7 September 2019 in a friendly international match.

That match kicks off at 15h00.

SAFA Acting CEO Russell Paul confirmed that the two countries had sealed the agreement regarding the upcoming friendly international match.

The match will be the first for Bafana Bafana following the departure of Stuart Baxter and will be interim coach Molefi Ntseki’s first game in charge.

Bafana Bafana reached the quarter-finals at the recently ended AFCON tournament in Egypt with the highlight being the 1-0 win over hosts in the last 16 encounter at Cairo International Stadium.

The match against Zambia will be part of the preparations of the AFCON qualifiers which commences in November with the visit to the Black Stars of Ghana before hosting Sudan later in the same month.

South Africa are in Group C together with Ghana, Sudan and the winner of the preliminary round encounter between Mauritius and Sao Tome e Principe.

The next AFCON is scheduled for Cameroon in 2021 and two teams from each group qualifies for the continent’s premier tournament.