SAFA confirms Bafana will play Madagascar after Zambia pulled out

SAFA confirms Bafana will play Madagascar after Zambia pulled out

- The South African Football Association (SAFA) announced that Bafana Bafana will host Madagascar in an international friendly on Saturday

- Zambia were initially scheduled to face Bafana, but pulled out due to safety concerns amid the xenophobic attacks in Gauteng

- The match will be the first test for new coach Molefi Ntseki

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Briefly.co.za previously reported that the friendly contest between Bafana Bafana and Zambia was called off by the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) due to security concerns.

Following the news, the South African Football Association (SAFA) has been working furiously to source a new opponent for the national team.

SAFA has now announced that Bafana will host Madagascar on Saturday at the Orlando Stadium.

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The xenophobic attacks have wreaked havoc in Gauteng and the situation has threatened to affect sport lovers as other nations assess the situation.

Saturday’s contest will be the first fixture for Bafana since the loss to Nigeria in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

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It will also serve as the first real test for new coach Molefi Ntseki following the resignation of Stuart Baxter.

Briefly.co.za reported on the controversial decision to appoint Trott Moloto and Arthur Zwane as part of the new technical team so supporters will be keeping a close eye on the performance.

The match is set to kick off at 7pm.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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