23 March 2024 – Bafana Bafana were given a warm welcome by officials from the Embassy of South Africa in Algeria after arriving in Algiers on Saturday.

The South African Football Association (SAFA) delegation led by President Dr Danny Jordaan, HOD David Molwantwa, coach Hugo Broos, the technical team, the players and staff was welcomed by Bernard Legodi, chargé d’affaires of the Embassy of South Africa in Algiers, political councillor Louis Nteko, First Secretary Duminsani Molawo and Third Secretary Puff Dinalo.

The group made the short one-hour trip from Annaba to this North African country’s capital ahead of the next leg of the FIFA Series. The South African senior men’s team have been based in the Mediterranean port city of Annaba since their arrival from Johannesburg on Monday. The Africa Cup of Nations bronze medalists drew 1-1 with Andorra in their first match of the FIFA Series on Thursday night and will get an opportunity to test themselves further when they face hosts Algeria on Tuesday.

The FIFA Series has seen the world football’s governing body supporting its member associations in organising international friendly matches comprising four national teams from different confederations in a single host country. The initiative will provide member associations with a more regular opportunity to face national teams from other continents, which will serve to unlock technical development opportunities previously unavailable to many of them.

The Algeria leg of the FIFA Series comprises Bafana Bafana, Bolivia, Andorra and the North African hosts.