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Last warm-up fixed for Bafana



Bafana Bafana are to take on Algeria in their last warm-up game before next year’s African Nations Cup, a fixture yet to be announced by the home country but divulged by the Algerian Football Federation on Thursday.

The game will be played in Pretoria on January 13, but the exact venue is not yet to be decided.

It will be the last game for the host nation ahead of the start of the tournament on January 19 when the South Africans take on the Cape Verde Islands at Soccer City.

The South African Football Association have already announced two warm-up games – against Zambia next Wednesday at Soccer City for the Nelson Mandela Challenge plus a game on January 8 against Norway at the Cape Town Stadium.

A further fixture is being planned for Durban on December 23 with coach Gordon Igesund traveling to Europe this week to persuade clubs to release their players to the squad ahead of the designated date of January 5.

Details of the opponent are not yet known but SAFA chief executive officer Robin Petersen last month said it would be one of the Nations Cup finalists.

South Africa have met Algeria twice before – both at Nations Cup tournaments. Bafana scored a dramatic late win over Algeria in the 1996 Nations Cup quarterfinals but the two sides played a docile draw in Ghana in 2000.



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