18 February 2020 – Sao Tome e Principe has confirmed that they will host Bafana Bafana at Estadio Nacional 12 de Julho for their return leg of the 2021 Cameroon Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, which will take place on Tuesday, 31 March 2020.

Kick-off is at 15h00.

The first leg, which is the third match of the qualifiers, will be played on Friday, 27 March 2020 at FNB Stadium at 19h30.

Tickets for this encounter are going for R40 each and can be purchased at Computicket, Checkers and Shoprite.

After two rounds of matches, Bafana Bafana are second in Group C with three points, three behind log leaders Ghana. Sudan is third, also with three points, while Sao Tome e Principe are yet to collect points.

After the FNB Stadium clash, South Africa will travel to Sao Tome e Principe for the return leg.

Only the top two teams qualify for the January/February 2021 24-nation African spectacle in Cameroon.




  • The stadium was built around the 1920s as a football field
  • The building was opened in 1950
  • It was the first football (soccer) stadium in the nation
  • The stadium was formerly named Estádio Sarmento Rodrigues
  • It was renovated in 2002 and expanded in 2003
  • The Taça Nacional de São Tomé e Príncipe (Santomean Cup) is played here annually
  • The most recent final was in 2018
  • The São Tomé and Príncipe Super Cup is also played here, with the most recent match in 2017