Bafana set for Kenya friendly

2011-02-03 07:46

Johannesburg - Bafana Bafana will play Kenya in a friendly clash next week following Burkina Faso's decision to pull out of the fixture.

The 2010 World Cup hosts were set to face Burkina Faso on February 2, but Kenya will now feature instead.

A statement released by SAFA reads: 'The South African Football Association (SAFA) has announced on Wednesday, 2 February 2011 that Bafana Bafana will play against Kenya in an international friendly match to be played at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Wednesday, 9 February 2011.

'This comes after Burkina Faso pulled out of the fixture on Wednesday, 02 February 2011.

'Bafana Bafana head coach Pitso Mosimane will announce the squad to face Kenya on Thursday, 3 February at 11:00. The announcement will be made at SAFA House in Nasrec.' 


  • Bantu - 2011-02-03 09:50

    Why kenya, can't we find another team in the top 46 in the world rankings, what are we gonna achieve playing against a team that's ranked No. 127, or Just give Under-23 team to experience and prepare for the London Olympics, another option select PSL Eleven, or SAFA just cancel the match altogether!

      Greg - 2011-02-03 12:39

      the top 46 is made up of mostly European and South American who plan their calendars years in advance. Be thankful that Kenya stepped in because no one else would be available at the last minute.

  • tibos - 2011-02-03 10:19

    whats rong with SAFA ya-disapointer nhe!

  • nvledwaba - 2011-02-03 11:05


  • Will99 - 2011-02-03 11:58

    New era in Bafana football, same old SAFA!!!

  • Keaobaka - 2011-02-03 12:11

    How can Burkina Faso just pull out like that didn`t they sign a contract or something, we are playing Egypt the current African Champions and we want to prepare with Kenya? come on guys PSL Eleven would have been much better, why can`t we find better countries like Gabon or Mali not Kenya. Hope they win with bigger margin against that Kenya.

  • Money maker - 2011-02-03 13:03

    SAFA CEO Resigned on Monday Tuesday Burkina Faso pulled out,,,,,,, the we goooooooooooo I wonder what else is coming .

      vumisa - 2011-02-03 17:18

      Good point, didn't that guy resign bcos he forgot to do his job? I smell the rat here. He was alwayz asureing the nation that everthing is in order....

  • Erick Ma-E - 2011-02-03 13:19

    Ag, it happens

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