South Africa’s Bafana Bafana has commenced preparations for their CAF 2021 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Ghana and Sudan which has been scheduled for next month.
Countries on the continent have regrouped to start training for various assignments in this international break as they look ahead to important qualifying matches for either the AFCON or the World Cup.
To ensure the Bafana Bafana adequately prepares, they will engage Mali in an international friendly in the Nelson Mandela Challenge scheduled for Sunday, October 13, 2019, in Port Elizabeth.
Giving an update to the upcoming matches, new manager Molefi Ntseki has shared, "Our training camp starts this weekend and I just can’t wait to get on with the job because last time out we could not arrange a match but I am positive things will work out this time around”.
“This being my first match as the head coach this is a special time and a great honour to start my Bafana Bafana career with a competition associated with one of the greatest statesmen to have ever lived”.
The gaffer insists the exercise against Mali will give South Africa the opportunity to mop up a strategy for their counter with Ghana and Sudan.
“Our mission is clear – we want our team to be ready when we face Ghana and Sudan, and for us to achieve that, we have to show it in the clash against Mali.
South Africa’s 2021 AFCON qualifiers against Ghana and Sudan will be played on November 11 and 19 respectively.