The new Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane will host the Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Morocco 2015 qualifier between Bafana Bafana and Congo. The all-important clash will take place on Wednesday, 15 October. Kick off is at 20:05.
But before the Polokwane clash, South Africa will travel to the notorious Point Noire Stadium for a meeting with the same Congo on Friday, 10 October. That encounter is scheduled to kick off at 15:30. The Point Noire match will be Bafana Bafana’s third in the qualifiers following clashes with Sudan whom they crushed 3-0 and Nigeria (0-0).
Next week coach Ephraim ‘Shakes’ Mashaba is expected to announce his squad for the Congo clashes. “I am glad to take the match to Polokwane. The people of Limpopo have never disappointed whenever Bafana Bafana play in Polokwane and we expect another bumper crowd on 15 October,” said coach Mashaba. After two rounds, Bafana Bafana lie second with four points from two games while Congo is leading the pack with six points folllowing wins over Sudan and Nigeria.
The Super Eagles are third with one point, while Sudan are bottom of the table with no points. Bafana Bafana still have to travel to Nigeria for a return leg against the Super Eagles.