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Bafana will adapt to artificial turf

2014-10-08 08:50
Senzo Meyiwa (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa has revealed that Bafana Bafana are not bothered by playing on an artificial turf against Congo.

Read: An 'honour' to play for Bafana

According to KickOff, Bafana have been training on a synthetic surface at the Royal Marang Sports Complex ahead of their Congo encounter on Saturday.

“We are all well prepared for Congo and we will not be affected by the artificial surface. The way we play will remain the same,” said Meyiwa.

“At Orlando Pirates, we played on a similar surface during the CAF Champions League in the DRC. It is likely to be the same.”

“As a goalkeeper you know that when you dive, you might get a grass burn but that is part of the game.”

Meyiwa added that all the players are used to playing on such surfaces so it will not be anything new in Port Noire.

The 27-year-old captained Bafana in the first two games under Shakes Mashaba and it has been revealed that the former under-23 coach will be opting to rotate the armband in order “to make complete players.”

Bafana will depart on Thursday afternoon for Point-Noire, the Republic of Congo's second largest city after its capital Brazzaville. The match will be played at the Stade Municipal.

They return to South Africa on Sunday, ahead of next week's return fixture against the Red Devils in Polokwane.

Bafana Bafana fixtures:

Saturday, October 11, Congo v SA (Pointe Noire) - 16:30

Wednesday, October 15, SA v Congo (Peter Mokaba Stadium) - 20:05

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