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SAFA release latest national team fixture calendar

2019-01-16 08:02
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Cape Town - The South African Football Association (SAFA) has released its latest fixtures for the next few months.

Kicking off what appears to be a hectic period for the national teams will be Banyana Banyana’s FIFA World Cup preparation matches taking place in Cape Town.

Fresh from an impressive showing at the recent Women's AFCON, Banyana Banyana take on Sweden in a closed session on Thursday morning (January 17) at Athlone Stadium before facing the Netherlands in the inaugural Winnie Mandela International Challenge on Saturday, January 19 at 15:00.

Banyana Banyana will then face Sweden again on January 22 for the Albertina Sisulu Centenary Challenge at 19:00. Both matches will take place at the Cape Town Stadium.

The FIFA World Cup-bound Banyana Banyana will then head to Cyprus for the annual Cyprus Cup taking place between February 25 and March 6 2019.

Banyana Banyana will have another important friendly before they head to France when they face USA on May 12 in California where coach Desiree Ellis will be looking at fine-tuning her squad for the world showpiece.

After successfully defending their COSAFA Cup title in Zambia, the U20 Men’s national team will be aiming for a top four finish at the U20 Africa Cup of Nations taking place in Niger between 2 and 17 February.

Amajita are drawn in group A with hosts, Niger, Nigeria and Burundi. The top two finishers in each group in Niger will represent Africa at the FIFA U20 Men’s World Cup in Poland between May 23 and June 15.

Amajita have already reported for camp and will soon be heading to Mpumalanga to finalize their preparations.

Bafana Bafana resume their AFCON 2019 qualifier in a crucial encounter against Libya away from home in March. Stuart Baxter’s men just need a point to secure a place in the continental showpiece set to take place in Egypt later this year.

SA National teams fixtures:

January 2019

17 Banyana Banyana vs Sweden (closed training match) 11:00, Athlone Stadium (No TV / No Media / No public)

19 Banyana Banyana vs Netherlands, Winnie Mandela International Challenge, 15:00, Cape Town Stadium

22 Banyana Banyana vs Sweden, Albertina Sisulu Centenary Challenge, 19:00, Cape Town Stadium

February 2019

2-17 u20 Men's AFCON, NIGER 2019

2 Niger vs South Africa

5 South Africa vs Burundi

8 South Africa vs Nigeria

X Semi Final

17 3rd Place play off / Final

25-28 Banyana Banyana – Cyprus Cup

27 South Africa vs Finland, 13:00, Stadium TBC

March 2019

1-7 Banyana Banyana - Cyprus Cup

1 South Africa vs Korea DPR, 18:00, Stadium TBC

4 Czech Republic vs South Africa, 13:00, Stadium TBC

6 Finals and place matches

18-26 Angola vs South Africa Men's qualifier U-23 AFCON, 2nd Round, Egypt 2019, Venue/time TBC

22/23 Libya vs Bafana Bafana , AFCON 2019 Qualifiers, 15:00 venue TBC

26 Bafana Bafana International Friendly 19:00 away opponent/venue TBC

April 2019

1-9 Women's International Friendly - FIFA dates (2 matches)

May 2019

12 USA vs Banyana Banyana, International friendly, Levi Stadium, California, USA Time TBC

15 Opponent vs Banyana Banyana, International friendly, away opponent/venue TBC

June 2019

3-11 Men's International Friendly - FIFA dates (2 match dates)

Men's Qualifier Total U-23 AFCON, 3rd Round, Egypt 2019, Venue/time TBC

7-30 FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019

8 Spain vs Banyana Banyana, 18:00 (19:00 SA Time) Le Havre, Stade Océane

13 Banyana Banyana vs China, 21:00 (22:00 SA Time) Paris, Parc des Princes

17 Banyana Banyana vs Germany, 18:00 (19:00 SA Time), Montpellier, Stade de la Mosson

22-25 Round of 16

27-29 Quarter Finals

15-30 AFCON 2019, Egypt

July 2019

1-13 AFCON 2019, EGYPT

1-7 FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019

2-3 Semi Finals

6 3rd Place

7 Finals Preliminary Draw for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar


30/31 Women's International Friendly - FIFA dates

September 2019

2/3 Women’s International Friendly - FIFA dates

6/7 Men's International Friendly

10 Men's International Friendly October 2019

4/5 Women’s International Friendly - FIFA dates

7/8 Women's International Friendly - FIFA dates

11/12 Men's International Friendly

15 Men's International Friendly

November 2019

8/9 Women's International Friendly - FIFA dates

11/12 Women’s International Friendly - FIFA dates

8-22 Total U-23 Africa Cup of Nations, Egypt 2019

15/16 Men's International Friendly

19 Men's International Friendly

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