Bafana Prepare For COSAFA Cup Opponents
Bafana Bafana COSAFA Opponents Confirmed
Bafana Bafana’s opponents for the quarter-finals of the COSAFA Cup has been confirmed as Stuart Baxter’s side locks horns with Tanzania on Sunday, July 02.
The South African national team will enter the campaign as defending champions on Sunday, as they look to get closer to the final of the competition.
Bafana will face Tanzania at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Phokeng near Rustenburg on Sunday at 15h00 and a win for Head Coach Baxter’s side will see Bafana progress to the semi-finals on Wednesday, July 05, where they will face the winners of a clash between Botswana and Zambia.
Bafana will be one of three nations to have won the COSAFA Cup four times (2002, 2007, 2008, and 2016) with Baxter eager to complete the country’s second back-to-back win of the trophy.
Former Orlando Pirates midfielder, Lehlogonolo Masalesa, was named as the captain of Baxter’s COSAFA squad, following his return to the national team, with the player set to make his Bafana debut on Sunday.
SAFA are yet to confirm Aubrey Ngoma’s replacement after the winger was withdrawn from the squad yesterday due to injury.