Bafana Bafana

Bafana to honour Senzo

2014-11-03 12:19
Senzo Meyiwa (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - The South African Football Association has announced plans to honour former captain Senzo Meyiwa ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sudan later this month.

Read: Who will replace Senzo?

The match was moved Nelspruit's Mbombela Stadium to the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, near the late Bafana captain's final resting place.

The national squad has a full program which will include a visit to Meyiwa's grave as part of the build-up to the clash, according to SAFA's head of communications Dominic Chimhavi.

"We are encouraging all Bafana Bafana supporters to buy tickets and go and support the team in honour of Senzo," Chimhavi told the press on Monday.

"As part of the proceedings we are going to wear a black armband, there's going to be a moment of silence before the match kicks off. We are (also) going to visit the family and the graveyard before the match."

The SAFA spokesman added that tickets are on sale and called on supporters to purchase and fill the stadium "in honour of our fallen hero".

Victory against Sudan on November 19 will seal Bafana's qualification for AFCON 2015, as they currently lead Group A with eight points from the four matches played so far.

Did you read: Shakes set date to pick Sudan squad


What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk


Bafana Bafana have been drawn with Cameroon, Gambia and Mauritania in the qualification stages for the 2017 AFCON tournament. Where will Shakes Mashaba's men finish in their pool?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.