Bafana Bafana played to a 0-0 draw with Ghana in their first Africa Cup of Nations practice match in Dubai on Saturday.
Coach Stuart Baxter utilised two separate teams in each half – with the match played behind closed doors – to assess the players, although Team 1 appeared to be the first-choice side that included the likes of Percy Tau, Thulani Serero and captain Thulani Hlatshwayo.
According to the Bafana Twitter account, Ghana had more opportunities in the first half at the Dubai Police Academy, where the match was played in hot conditions.
But before halftime, Serero was brought down outside the box, and Tau’s free kick went just wide.
Team 2 came out for the second half, and most of them looked like they would be the back-up players, such as striker Lars Veldwijk, Bongani Zungu and Tiyani Mabunda.