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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.

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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.

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