Cape Town – Bafana Bafana will travel to Brazil following
complications with the necessary paper work in order to fly to the USA.
According to Soccer Laduma, Bafana Bafana had to reschedule their
travelling plans after altercations at the airport regarding their visas.
Reports suggest that Mashaba and his charges were sent home because the team did
not have valid visas to travel to USA.
"Initially the US authorities assured us that we didn't
need visas when on transit, but only informed us yesterday (Sunday) that anyone
who passes through US soil needed a visa,” SAFA’s Head of Communications
Dominic Chimhavi said.
“This is not much of an inconvenience though because now the
whole team will travel as a group via Brazil, instead of two batches.
“Now everything is in place and the team is travelling to
Costa Rica via Sao Paulo in Brazil. This is actually a blessing in disguise
because now the whole team will travel together and avoid complications."
South Africa take on Costa Rica on Thursday, October 8 in
Liberia at the Baltodano Bricenio Stadium.
Kick-off is at 04:00 SA time on Friday, October 9.
Five days later, Bafana Bafana clash against Honduras at the
Metropolitano Stadium in San Pedro Sula.
Kick-off is at 00:00 SA time.