Cape Town - Bafana Bafana arrived in Polokwane to
start preparations for the upcoming crucial 2018 Soccer World Cup qualifier against
Senegal on Saturday, November 12 at Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane.
The match kicks off at 15:00. Meanwhile, Burkina Faso will
face Cape Verde in the other Group D match.
The Bafana Bafana delegation was met by Polokwane’s
Executive Mayor, Thembi Nkadimeng, MEC for Sport, Arts and Culture, Onicca
Moloi and several SAFA officials from the Province at Polokwane International
According to the official SAFA website, both Nkadimeng and
Moloi emphasised the need for Bafana Bafana to make the country proud by
bagging all the three points and assured coach Shakes Mashaba that Peter Mokaba
will be filled to the rafters, come Saturday.
The last time South Africa played Senegal was in the 2015 edition
of the annual Nelson Mandela Challenge where the home team prevailed 1-0 at
Mashaba assured the South African public that he was intent
on making the country proud by winning Senegal.
The squad will start training on Tuesday, November 8 at
Peter Mokaba Stadium and tickets for the match are already on sale.
Meanwhile, new Bafana Bafana striker Lars Veldwijk has
arrived in the country and has already joined his national squad team-mates.
The imposing striker said he was excited to represent Bafana
Bafana and says his dream was to go to the 2018 World Cup in Russia.