26 March 2021 – Bafana Bafana landed in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum at lunchtime on Friday, 26 March 2021, with the team looking in good spirits ahead of Sunday’s deciding AFCON qualifier against the hosts.
The match is scheduled to kick off at 16h00 Sudan time.
While the hosts are going all out for a win and will allow a maximum of 1000 supporters into Khartoum International Stadium to add to the atmosphere, Bafana Bafana coach Molefi Ntseki maintained qualification for Cameroon 2022 was still in their own hands.
While bemoaning some missed chances in the 1-1 draw with Ghana’s Black Stars on Thursday, 25 March 2021 at FNB Stadium, Ntseki said South Africa still had the destiny to qualify for Cameroon in their own hands.
Bafana Bafana arrived aboard Ethiopian Airways on Friday, 26 March 2021 minus injured Andile Jali who sustained a groin injury during the Ghana game. Also delayed was defender Sfiso Hlanti who will join the rest of his teammates on Saturday morning.
Other than that, the entire squad was beaming with confidence upon arrival at Khartoum International Airport and Sunday’s clash is set to produce all sorts of fireworks.
Team doctor, Dr Thulani Ngwenya said the team will not be involved in physical training on Friday but will take lots of rest before going through regeneration programme at the hotel swimming pool later in the evening. The team will then train at the match venue on Saturday before Sunday’s titanic clash.