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Bafana busy ahead of AFCON

2012-12-04 11:16

Johannesburg - Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund said the national side will play three matches before the start of the African Cup of Nations on January 19.

The first match would be against Malawi in Durban on December 22. The team would then play Norway in Cape Town on January 8, after which Igesund would name his final squad for the tournament.

The final game, against Algeria, would take place on January 12 at Orlando Stadium.

Igesund said cutting down his squad for the event would be his main task.

“The league has been really exciting which means now my job is becoming very tough. The squad I have of 35 has to be cut down,” Igesund said on Tuesday.

“After the game against Malawi, our preparations will really begin.”

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Comments
  • godfrey.ngonyama - 2012-12-04 11:41

    So South Africa is organising weak opponents for friendly game to improve Fifa ranking,,,you can't prepare for continental tounoment against the weak opponents,Gordon must be fired.

  • phakisodynamic.morai - 2012-12-04 12:22

    I think this are quite good preparations for Igesund and his boys!

  • rudzanimulaudzi.mulaudzi - 2012-12-04 14:10

    Thats good so that when he loses he must not come up with stories and say I did not have enough time for preparations.

  • dean.pinto.71 - 2012-12-04 16:17

    Mr Godfrey.nonyama - with all due respect Algeria , Norway weak opponents ? maybe Malawi but they are unpredictable especially with so many of them playing in South Africa and wanting to prove something. Unfortunately it is arrogance from people like you that has elevated South African football to a level it has not reached yet. I am from Malawi and may accept our levels are not the same but equally South Africa is not yet on a tier that it can choose opposition on a level playing field so at the moment please accept opponents simply because you can afford to pay such opponents. The region needs a strong South Africa and please give the one's qualified the support,opportunity and time to build such a team. After many years , your PSL is only starting to bear fruits and show this.

      godfrey.ngonyama - 2012-12-04 17:50

      Since 2002 coaches were trying to build Bafana Bafana,now it's 2012,when are they gonna stop building Bafana?we need a competitive National team

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