Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter will be relieved that Itumeleng Khune will start. Photo: BackpagePix
Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter will be relieved that Itumeleng Khune will start. Photo: BackpagePix
What Bafana need to go to make it to Russia 2018. Graphic: Rowan Abrahams
What Bafana need to go to make it to Russia 2018. Graphic: Rowan Abrahams

POLOKWANE – Tickets for tonight’s 7pm kickoff between Bafana Bafana and Senegal sold out just over two hours ago, and a capacity crowd is expected here at the Peter Mokaba Stadium.

Independent Media received confirmation from the venue management that 35 000 tickets, plus 11 500 complimentary tickets meant that the host will fully enjoy home advantage in their must-win World Cup qualifier in just a few minutes.

There were still a few empty seats prior to kickoff, but there were scores of supporters making their way to the stadium on foot outside.

Bafana will then travel to Dakar to face Senegal again on Tuesday – the two back-to-back wins guaranteeing them a place at next year’s World Cup in Russia.

Teams For Polokwane

Bafana Bafana: Itumeleng Khune, Clayton Daniels, Morgan Gould, Sifiso Hlanti, Dean Furman, Kamohelo Mokotjo, Lebogang Manyama, Themba Zwane, Sibusiso Vilakazi, Percy Tau.

Senegal: Khadim Ndiaye, Kalidou Koulibaly, Idrissa Gueye, Diafra Sakho, Cheikhou Kouyate, Mbaye Niang, Sadio Mane, Cheikh Ndoye, Youssouf Sabaly, Salif Sane, Lamine Gassama.

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