Bafana to play Zambia in international friendly in Lusaka
JOHANNESBURG – South Africa will play Zambia at Nkoloma Stadium, in Lusaka, on September 7 in an international friendly match.
SA Football Association acting CEO Russell Paul confirmed that the two countries had sealed the agreement regarding the upcoming friendly international match.
The match will be the first for Bafana Bafana following the departure of coach Stuart Baxter and will be interim coach Molefi Ntseki’s first game in charge.
The clash will be part of the preparations of the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers which begin in November with the visit to the Black Stars of Ghana before hosting Sudan later in the month.
Bafana Bafana will play Zambia in a friendly international at Nkoloma Stadium in Lusaka on 7 September 2019.— Bafana Bafana (@BafanaBafana) August 21, 2019
The match kicks off at 15h00 pic.twitter.com/MdIMZetCir
South Africa are in Group C together with Ghana, Sudan and the winner of the preliminary round encounter between Mauritius and Sao Tome e Principe.
The next Afcon is scheduled for Cameroon in 2021 and two teams from each group qualifies for the continent’s premier tournament.
African News Agency (ANA)