In what is set to be a treat for South African national teams fans, Bafana Bafana, the Under-20 and Under-17 National teams will all be in action on Saturday, 10 January in a rare bumper treat for football fans. All three are preparing for their respective CAF tournaments and tomorrow’s matches are part of their preparations for the demanding tasks ahead. Bafana Bafana will take part in the CAF Orange Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea 2015, which commences next week (17 January to 8 February) while Amajita will play in the CAF African Youth tournament in Senegal in March with Amajimbos rounding off a frantic three-month period for our national teams when they compete in the Youth competition in Niger next month.
Amajimbos will set the ball rolling in Super Saturday’s hectic programme when they face their Zambian counterparts in a 15h00 kick off at Nkoloma Stadium just outside the capital Lusaka. Next will be the Under-20 who will play a Qatar Select side at Arabi Stadium in Doha, Qatar. The match kicks off at 19:00.
Rejuvenated Bafana Bafana rounds off the day’s programme with a clash against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in the Gabonese capital of Libreville. The match will take place at Stade de L’amitie and kicks off at 21:00. “This is going to be a defining year for all of our national teams and tomorrow’s hectic programme will set the tone for what fans should expect in 2015,” said SAFA President Dr Danny Jordaan.
Jordaan said he was impressed at the way the South African public was again rallying behind the national teams and urged them to continue with that spirit. “The supporters have always been our national teams’ 12th supporter and there is no greater time our teams need that support than this year going forward,” he said.