9 September 2023 – Bafana Bafana were held to a goalless draw by Namibia during a international friendly match played at Orlando Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Coach Hugo Broos gave opportunities to a lot of players to stake their claim in the team, but the Namibians remained resolute and managed to keep the home team at bay.

Goalkeeper Lloyd Kazapua was an important player for the visitors and made numerous saves during the match to deny Bafana Bafana, largely contributing to the share of the spoils. 

The visitors also had their moments and occasionally threatened Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Veli Mothwa and his rearguard. But in the end the two sides had to settle for the draw, a result that did not bother Bafana coach Broos very much.

“We said before the match we would give chances to new players to prove themselves, to show what they can do and that was the most important goal today. The result was secondary,” said Broos, adding that his players created a lot of chances but could not make them count.

Bafana Bafana return to Orlando Stadium on Tuesday (12 September 2023) where they will face DR Congo in another international friendly match. 

Grant Magreman walked away with the man of the match award and it remains to be seen if he did enough to keep his place in the team for Tuesday’s match.