Bafana Bafana take to the field for the first time in 2020 when they host Namibia in a friendly encounter at the Royal Bafokeng stadium in Rustenburg this evening.
Coach Molefi Ntseki will take charge of just his fourth game at the helm of Bafana Bafana with his record currently sitting at two victories and one loss in his opening three matches.
Ntseki admitted that this evening’s friendly against Namibia as well as Sunday’s friendly against Zambia will be used as a trial run to integrate the likes of Luther Singh, Teboho Mokoena and Thibang Phete into the national team ahead of the upcoming 2021 AFCON Qualifiers and 2022 Fifa World Cup Qualifiers.
Bafana Bafana vs Namibia: Previous meetings
South Africa and Namibia have met on seven previous meetings with Bafana Bafana dominating the fixture. They’ve come away with six wins while the remaining fixture ended in a draw in 2010.
South Africa have scored 14 goals and conceded just four against Namibia. The most recent meeting however was a tight affair at the 2019 AFCON with Bongani Zungu’s solitary goal being the difference on the day.
Goalkeepers: Ratanda Mbazuvara, Kamaijanda Ndisiro, Lodyt Kazapua, Virgil Vries.
Defenders: Chris Katjiukua, Riaan Hanamub, Gebhardt Ananias, Emilio Martin,Vitapi Ngaruka, Larry Horaeb, Approcius Petrus, Rehabeam Mbango, Erasmus Ikeinge, Denzil Haoseb, Kleopas Nuukushu.
Midfielders: Dynamo Fredericks, Immanuel Heita, Wendell Rudath, Gustav Isaak, Alfeus Handura, Llewelyn Stanley, Absalom Iimbondi, Wesley Katjiteo, Marcel Papama.
Strikers: Elmo Kambindu, Issaskar Gurirab, Panduleni Nekundi, Monis Omseb, Peter Shalulile, Joslin Kamatuka.
Bafana Bafana squad
Goalkeepers: Darren Keet, Ronwen Williams, Ricardo Goss.
Defenders: Thibang Phete, Motjeka Madisha, Thulani Hlatshwayo, Sifiso Hlanti, Innocent Maela, Mosa Lebusa, Abubaker Mobara, Reeve Frosler.
Midfielders: Andile Jali, Mothobi Mvala, Themba Zwane, Thabo Nodada, Teboho Mokoena, Gladwin Shitolo, Keagan Dolly, Percy Tau, Thabiso Kutumela, Lyle Forster, Luther Singh.
Forwards: Kermit Erasmus, Sinethemba Sithebe, Lebohang Manyama.
South Africa vs Namibia: Kick-Off time and broadcast details
Action at the Royal Bafokeng stadium between Bafana Bafana and Namibia gets underway at 18:00. The match will be televised live on SABC3. You can also live-stream the game on the official SABC Sport website.
LIVE UPDATES WILL ALSO BE PROVIDED ON THESOUTHAFRICAN FROM 30 MINUTES BEFORE KICK-OFF.