Bafana Bafana

Jali wary of physical Swaziland

2015-03-25 13:22
Andile Jali (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Bafana Bafana midfielder Andile Jali is concerned over the physical approach of Swaziland ahead of their international friendly match.

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The match will take place at the Somhlolo Stadium in Lobamba.

The Oostende (Belgium) midfielder has played against Swaziland before, and is concerned about the overly robust approach South Africa’s neighbours took.

"They kicked us a lot," says Jali.

"I remember that they kicked us a lot at each and every opportunity last time we played them.

"They should stop doing that and concentrate on playing the game.

"We are ready for Swaziland. Whatever they throw at us we will be ready for them," he added.

South Africa have beaten Swaziland in all four of their previous encounters, the most recent being a 3-0 victory in Lobamba in November 2013.

Jali could only make the substitutes bench as Shakes Mashaba announced his starting XI.

Bafana Bafana and Swaziland are set to play on Wednesday, March 25 with the kick-off scheduled for 19:00.

Bafana Bafana XI: Itumeleng Khune (GK), Thapelo Morena, Thabo Matlaba, Thulani Hlatshwayo (c), Daniel Cardoso, Kamohelo Mokotjo, Cole Alexander, Thulani Serero, Lehlohonolo Majoro, Ayanda Patosi, Thabo Mnyamane.

Substitutes: Jackson Mabokgwane, Siyabonga Nhlapho, Sibusiso Khumalo, Rivaldo Coetzee, Andile Jali, Jabulani Shongwe, Mandla Masango, Tokelo Rantie, Sibusiso Vilakazi, Bongani Zungu, Siphelele Ntshangase, Lebogang Phiri.

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