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Bafana await Brazilian test

2012-06-21 07:44

Johannesburg - The South African Football Association had planned for the national team to play a match against an African side before heading off to with the United States or Europe to lock horns with Selacao but with the match reportedly having been provisionally moved forward to Friday September 7, Bafana will face local opposition the following week.

SAFA are currently still in negotiations with the five-time world champions with the game set to be officially announced before the end of the week.

While South African recently drew two World Cup qualifiers 1-1, against Ethiopia and Botswana before a second string side easily dispatched Les Pantheres.

Brazil, meanwhile, had won six straight internationals before losing to Mexico and Argentina in recent weeks.

If the match does go ahead as planned, it will be a tricky introduction as Bafana boss for who ever is installed, with Gordon Igesund and Steve Komphela the two frontrunners for the job.

South Africa will play an as yet unnamed African opposition on September 11 before traveling to face Poland on October 12 while hosting another as yet unnamed team on October 16.

Football411

Comments
  • simphiwe.boqwana - 2012-06-21 08:09

    dats gud start we need these gud countries

      fdalana - 2012-06-21 08:35

      and now our players must be practising how to score rather than how to celebrate.

  • Katleho - 2012-06-21 08:52

    Well done!!! Light a fire in their butts and lets see them graft!

  • vincent.vinsaint - 2012-06-21 09:00

    Have been in waiting for too long. Competitive matches will improve on play of the boys. Touring Europe's wonderful

  • andile.s.mkhize.1 - 2012-06-21 09:25

    Poland!!? Poland? Those racists? If you have been watching Euro 2012, you'd know how the Polish feel about Black Africans. Hell!! Even Dr. Danny Jordan didn't go to the Euro games because he feared being racially abused.

      zweli.chopiso - 2012-06-21 13:57

      Polish ppl r one and the same like other bastards here in our country, u can analyse their comments shows how bitter they r with Blacks being independent, They criticise whatever we try 2 achieve , When the Boks r playing aal of us we fully support them even when the going gets tough for them also Proteas .These Demon possesed Devils they have no patriotism. I wish they must get the plague like egyptians and die terrible death...

  • Tshego Tee Mokonoto - 2012-06-21 09:41

    Really, Brasil? LoL...

  • pollen.teffo - 2012-06-21 10:09

    Look at them dancing at that picture!!they remind me of that time against....I think it was Niger or Sierra Lionne when they thought they qualified for Afcon at Nelson Mandela Bay!!!Pathetic who don't understand football rules....

  • pollen.teffo - 2012-06-21 10:12

    We are waiting for one big disappointment from SAFA-South African Fulls Association...the match against Brasil is never gonna happen,they will ditch us in the last minute before we know it....watch the space

  • cuthbert.murwisi - 2012-06-21 10:39

    I bet they will bring an under-17 team. The under-20 & 23 player will be in London for the Olympics and these are the players who make the bulk of the senior team now.

  • matvee111 - 2012-06-21 11:01

    yeah gud start...we hopin 2 play in world tournament but neva tested against the world's best,let Bafana improve by playing the best not African teams coz lets be honest the standard of football in Africa is too poor.

      maama.bujju - 2012-06-21 12:23

      sorry bro its never been poor its only for bafana that is extra poor,just look at the number of african players in europe then south african players that are on the starting team?

  • thula.ngubane.54 - 2012-06-21 11:43

    If we mean test then let's bring fresh blood, we're really tired of the Bafana 11 they waisting our future player's chance to shine. How many times we had the word building, building yet we still fielding incompetent players who r not regulars at club level at the end we blame the development. SA's is talented we just need someone with a creative mind to field young blood

  • tmadanhire - 2012-06-21 15:23

    well done SAFA. hope u appoint a deserving team manager, but i`d go for Gordon.

  • patrick.makgeledise - 2012-06-21 19:05

    Wel done safa, ths wil improve our soccer standard. If we cn alwys plays wth da bst, one day wil b clasified as da bst. Wel done Safa again.

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