Bafana Bafana

Visa complications change Bafana plans

2015-10-05 10:04
Shakes Mashaba (Supplied)

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.

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