Bafana Bafana held their final training session in Johannesburg this morning before jetting off to prepare for the Nelson Mandela Challenge.
The South African national team will travel to Port Elizabeth today, where they will continue their preparation for Sunday’s clash against Mali at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.
The side's last training session took place at the FNB Stadium, before leaving for the airport.
As confirmed yesterday, Thamsanqa Mkhize and Ronwen Williams have been withdrawn from the national team squad due to injury.
In addition, Bradley Grobler, Ronwen Williams, Kermit Erasmus, Bongani Zungu, Percy Tau and Dean Furman are also nursing knocks and and it remains to be seen whether they will be able to feature this weekend.
Bafana and Mali will lock horns on Sunday, October 12th, with Head Coach Molefi Ntseki keen to use the friendly encounter as preparation for the country’s upcoming Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.