Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | Bafana Bafana

Gordon Igesund © Backpagepix

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.

Shop

Gerrard: My Autobiography
Steven Gerrard is a hero to millions, not only as the inspirational captain of Liverpool FC, but as a key member of the England team.
R161.00
Rafa: My Story
Revelatory memoir from the greatest sportsman in the world today.
R182.00
Mitre Monde Soccer Ball - White
Voted as one of the UK's favourite match balls
R219.00


Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk



Carol Radull
How do you pay tribute to Thierry Henry?
If you’re a fan of the classic musical “The Sound of Music” then you will be familiar with the...

Dr Errol Sweeney
Some refs invite criticism
Why is it that some referees appear to invite criticism? Why is it that some referees put a...

Neil Tovey
Backing Tinkler for the big time
With Vladimir Vermezovic having jumped ship, Orlando Pirates find themselves in a state of flux.

Chima Emmanuel Aguma
Wenger in or out? I say out!
After Arsenal’s loss to Stoke City this past weekend, the call for Arsene Wenger to step down as...

Sunday Oliseh
Football's new undisputed best club?
When Barcelona appointed Pep Guardiola as head coach in 2008, their primary objective was to stop...

Arjun Vidyarthi
Make or break time
Ten years ago today, I remember Andy Gray's iconic commentary at Anfield, when Steven Gerrard...