Cape Town - Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter says
that not enough has been done to secure more preparation games for the
upcoming Africa Cup of Nations.
Bafana are just under three weeks away from meeting Ivory Coast in
their first match of the tournament yet have only one friendly match
arranged against Ghana before then.
The national team are set to leave for Dubai on June 10 to face the
West African side but it seems it could be the only preparation game
Baxter's men will have.
As such, the Englishman hinted that the South African Football Association had left things late in terms of planning.
He said: "Unfortunately, we've got no definite plans yet. We're still trying but it's looking a little bit forlorn.
"It's too last-minute. It's too much at the last minute trying to
solve all the problems, so it's just not happening. We're not getting
the [logistics sorted].
"I suppose if we were to pay for three days in a hotel for any of the
COSAFA teams and fly them up [to Johannesburg] in first-class, we'd get
a lot of people that want to play.
"But for the conditions that we've got at the last minute, I think it's probably not too interesting for them.
"I'll push until the last minute [to secure a friendly], because I think we need it."
SAFA are said to be in discussions with Uganda and Angola regarding
arranging some friendlies which could take place in either Dubai or