Johannesburg - The Bafana trip to Poland next month is one coach Gordon Igesund would have traded for African opposition, according to a report on the Sowetan.
But the visit to Bydgoszcz, where South Africa will play the White
Eagles on October 12, was arranged before Igesund was appointed Bafana
Igesund revealed his feelings about the team's next game after South
Africa's 2-0 win against Mozambique on Tuesday night in Nelspruit.
The coach wants a challenge closer to home to measure his team
against Africa's finest as he prepares for next year's Africa Cup of
Nations (AFCON) where Bafana have a mandate to reach "at least the
There will be no reneging on the Poland fixture, but Igesund made it
clear that he would have preferred that Bafana play a friendly against
either Ghana or Nigeria.