8 June 2023– After days of speculation by the media and the public, Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos finally unveiled the final list of players he will send out to represent South Africa in the mouthwatering 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against World Cup semi-finalists Morocco this month.
Broos’ charges, who have already achieved qualification for the AFCON finals in Ivory Coast next year, take on the Atlas Lions on Saturday 17 June 2023 at the FNB Stadium. The match will get underway at 17h00.
The Belgian coach announced a preliminary 34-member Bafana Bafana squad last month and has now trimmed the list to his final 23 players.
The Bafana Bafana coach said he does not need to motivate his players against a quality side that went all the way to the semi-finals of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar last year.
“If we get a good result, it will be good for us. It will be good for them too if they get a good result,” he said.
Bafana Bafana will go into the game on the back of an unbeaten run that began last year. The run began in September when Broos’ charges beat Sierra Leone and Botswana in two friendlies played at FNB Stadium and they have been unbeaten since.
The South African senior men’s national team will go into camp on Sunday 11 June 2023.
Tickets for the Bafana Bafana versus Morocco game went on sale on 1 June 2023 and they cost R50.
The tickets are sold at all TicketPro outlets, including selected Total Energies garages, Sasol Garages, Caltex and Power Fashion.
The full Bafana Bafana squad: