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Bafana search for winning start

2015-10-16 09:30
Wandisile Letlabika (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Bafana Bafana CHAN squad captain Wandisile Letlabika is optimistic that they will do well against Angola in the first-leg of the 2016 Rwanda CHAN qualifier.

The match is scheduled for Saturday, October 17 at the Rand Stadium in Johannesburg. Kick-off is at 15:00.

Letlabika was part of the squad that defeated Mauritius in the last round of this competition.

"First of all I need to say that it is a huge surprise for me to be named the captain of the team," said Letlabika on SAFA website.

"I am thankful to the coaching staff for bestowing me with this honour as there are many leaders in this squad.

"We are all looking forward to the clash against Angola, and we all know it’s going to be a tough day in the office, but our aim is to start well by winning the first game at home.

Both South Africa and Angola will complete their preparations at the match venue on Friday afternoon (October 16) at 16:15 and 15:00 respectively.

Gift Motupa is unlikely to feature in the match as he has a troublesome knee injury. Dario Cardoso will captain Angola, while the coach is Romeu Filémon. 

The return leg will be played at the 11th October Stadium in Luanda on Saturday, October 24.

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