5 October 2020 – The South African Senior Men’s National Team, Bafana Bafana started preparations for the international friendly match against Namibia at Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg scheduled for Thursday, 8 October 2020.
This match kicks off at 19h00.
Bafana Bafana coach Molefi Ntseki will use this FIFA window to prepare his charges for the important back-to-back AFCON 2021 Cameroon qualifiers against Sao Tome in November.
The Senior Men’s National Team will have another game three days later, 11 October at the same venue.
Most of the players reported for camp on Sunday and Monday while Europe-based Percy Tau, Keagan Dolly and Luther Singh will land in South Africa later on Monday, 5 October.
Coach Ntseki has been forced to make a few changes, replacing Kurt Abrahams with AmaZulu sensation Sinethemba Sithebe while Sipho Mbule has been replaced by SA U23 Olympic forward Lyle Foster, who is scheduled to arrive in the country on Tuesday morning.
Ntseki said the unexpected and continuous heavy showers meant that the scheduled training session meant for Monday was called off.
“Unfortunately, due to persistent heavy rains and hailstorm this afternoon (Monday afternoon) we did not get to have our first training session,’’ said Ntseki.
“We will be driving up to Rustenburg tomorrow morning and get straight into training ahead of these two crucial friendlies in preparation for our 2021 Cameroon AFCON qualifiers in November,” concluded Ntseki.
South Africa play Sao Tome on 12 November 2020 at FNB Stadium and travel away for the return game four days later on 16 November 2020.