SAFA confirm Bafana fixture details

Posted: 20 September 2018 Time: 11:50 am

SAFA have confirmed the fixture details for Bafana Bafana's next three 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Seychelles and Nigeria.

Bafana are set to take on Seychelles in back-to-back home and away clashes next month, before welcoming West African power houses Nigeria on home soil in November.

The two respective home fixtures will be staged at Johannesburg's FNB Stadium on October 13 and November 17, with kick-off scheduled for 15h00.

This will be the national team's first matches at the iconic 2010 FIFA World Cup opening and closing venue since their 3-1 thrashing of Burkina Faso in October last year.

Stuart Baxter's charges recently hosted Libya at Durban's Moses Mabhida, where they played to a 0-0 stalemate in their round-two AFCON qualifier.

Meanwhile, Bafana's visit to The Pirates will take place at the Stade Linte in Victoria on Tuesday, October 16 – kick-off is scheduled for 16h30 local time, which is 14h30 in South Africa.

The 2019 AFCON Qualifying Group E standings after two games each:

Libya - 4 pts

South Africa - 4 pts

Nigeria - 3 pts

Seychelles - 0 pts

The top two teams from each group advance to the competition finals, which is to be hosted in Cameroon in June next year.

Article by: Chad Klate (@CKlatey)

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