Bafana to go all-white against Brazil

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iol spt feb27 Bafana Gallo Images The ANCYL called on South Africans to rally behind Bafana Bafana ahead of the national teams clash with Brazil. Photo: Manus van Dyk

Bafana Bafana will play in an all-white limited edition away kit when they take on Brazil in a friendly at FNB Stadium in Joburg next Wednesday.

New sponsor Nike yesterday released pictures of the kit, which will be worn by all Safa teams until December.

The kit is a stop-gap arrangement until Nike unveil the official South African kit for 2015/16 in November, and the neutrality of the jersey seems designed to suit any opponent until that time.

“The all-white jersey boasts the Safa logo and Protea emblem on either side of the chest, while the South African flag sits proudly on the outer back of the neck. White shorts and socks complete the look,” said Nike in a statement yesterday.

It will certainly not clash with Brazil, who will be showing off both their Nike World Cup kits at FNB Stadium.

Luis Felipe Scolari’s side are expected to wear their traditional yellow in the first half, followed by their blue away kit after the break.

Brazil will be arriving in the country on Monday, in three different groups.

Scolari has added three locally-based players, strikers Fred and Jo and goalkeeper Jefferson, to the original 16-man squad of overseas-based stars he selected earlier this month.

The Selecao will have just one training session ahead of the game, on Tuesday at FNB Stadium.

Bafana, meanwhile, are expected to play Australia in a friendly international in Sydney on May 26, though this has yet to be officially confirmed by the South African and Australian football authorities. - The Star

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