22 March 2024 – Bafana Bafana were held to a 1-1 draw by Andorra in a FIFA Series match played at the Annaba stadium, in Algeria, on Thursday night.

Coach Hugo Broos kept the promise he made on the eve of the match and made a few changes, giving several players an opportunity to impress and show what they can do. The coach said after the match he would have loved to see more goals being scored by his team but was still happy with the performance of his players.

The European side were the first to get on the stadium scoreboard after Ricardo Fernandez put the ball in the back of the net, beating goalkeeper Ricardo Goss in the sixth minute. The South Africans fought their way back and equalised through Elias Mokwana in the 25th minute.

The visitors created a number of opportunities and could have punished Andorra goalkeeper Antoni Gomes on another day, but they eventually had to settle for a share of the spoils.

Bafana Bafana will travel back to Algiers in the coming days and a tougher assignment awaits them in this North African country’s capital when they face hosts Algeria on Tuesday.