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Bafana draw Egypt in 2012 Afcon

Posted: 20 February 2010 Time: 19:38

South Africa has been drawn against the number 1 team in Africa, Egypt, in the Orange Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers set for Gabon and Equatorial Guinea in 2012.

According to the draw South Africa has been drawn alongside Niger, Sierra Leone and the defending champions Egypt in Group 7 of the qualifying games.

The Full draw:

Group 1 Mali, Cape Verde, Zimbabwe, Liberia

Group 2 Nigeria, Guinea, Ethiopia, Madagascar

Group 3 Zambia, Mozambique, Libya, Comores

Group 4 Algeria, Morocco, Tanzania, Central African Republic

Group 5 Cameroon, Senegal, DR Congo, Mauritius

Group 6 Burkina Faso, Gambia, Namibia, Mauritania

Group 7 Egypt, South Africa, Sierra Leone, Niger

Group 8 Ivory Coast, Benin, Rwanda, Burundi Group 9 Ghana, Congo, Sudan, Swaziland

Group 10 Angola, Uganda, Kenya, Guinea-Bissau

Group 11 Tunisia, Malawi, Chad, Botswana

Article by: Ernest Fakude

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 08:35 pm
Our rotten luck with the draw continues! there are some really easy groups in there and we ended in the one group where there is Egypt and Sierra Leone!?

Group 3 & 6 are surely the minnow groupings!
posted: 08:35 pm
Our rotten luck with the draw continues! there are some really easy groups in there and we ended in the one group where there is Egypt and Sierra Leone!?

Group 3 & 6 are surely the minnow groupings!
posted: 09:36 pm
Come on bloggers.. are we saying we are already afraid of the team that we might play after 12 or 15 months from now? I mean we still have the rest of this year including WC games to help prepare ourself for Egypt and ACN in itself. Lets not be cowards even before doning the BB jersey. We don't even know players who'll be representing both countries.
posted: 11:16 pm
What Bafana players must know is that Egypt play African Flair with style bt they instilled European Discipline on it.Thats why they'll the will keep on defending ACN till Julius become RSA president!
posted: 08:18 am
Our group ain't bad group @ all.Egypt are beatable away from home.SA can afford to lose that one away game against them.As for Sierra Leone it's your chance for a revenge.It's good that the game comes so quickly.Group5 is a group of DEATH for me.
posted: 11:13 am
For bb to up thier game, improve thier fifa rankings and instil that winnin mentalily in our boys, we need to play the best in the world...and this group suit us just fine. Y do we always like the easy way out always? The very same mentality killed our futbal coz u we play teams below us and strugle a lot wen the stakes are high.
posted: 05:18 pm
Let's all hope that Togo's ban gets overturned & the draw is redone, as Egypt are not multiple champions (consecutively) for nothing.

Would prefer meeting Egypt in the group phase of Afcon 2012 after getting through qualifying.

posted: 12:56 am
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posted: 08:32 am
I call on SAFA to boycott this Afcon until Togo gets justice
posted: 10:43 am
Group 7 is fairly easy one. I don't see Bafana failing to progress.
posted: 11:13 am
The current BB won't beat Egypt.We are talking about three times african champions.Its apity they won't participate on 2010 world cup.
posted: 11:41 am

I dare GP big time shyna please come up with a team that can beat my team(SA finest) that is made of players born around SA vs Gauteng born players.

Julle is baeie swaak and very stupid when it comes to soccer!!!Lastly ur not built for the game "sisies" like Teko,Lekolea,Pule failed in big stage games for Bafana, pls don't mention friendlies like Swaziland!!!! I mean meaningful matches like scoring in WORLD CUP or AFCON!!!!


South Africa (SA’s Finest )vs France

1. Hans Vonk 1,97m /Moneeb Josephs 1,84m
2. Anele Ngcongca 1,83m(Genk, Belgium)/Bryce Moon 1,74m(Panathiakos, Greece)
3. Tsepo Maselela 1,73m(Panathiakos, Greece), Brett Evans 1,73m(Ajax,SA).
4. N. Morris 1,75m(R. Santander, Spain)/ S. Sangweni 1,80m(Arrows,SA)/B. Khumalo 1,84m(SSU,SA)
5. Morgan Gould 1,84m(SSU,SA)/Mathew Booth 1,98m(Sundowns,SA)
6 Macbeth Sibaya 1,78m(R. Kazan,Russia)/Dikgacoi 1,84m(Fulham,UK)
7. Kermit Erasmus 1,68m(Excelior,Holland), Erwin Isaacs 1,73m(Santos,SA)
8. Brent Carelse 1,83m(SSU,SA)/M. Pattison 1,77m (Sundowns,SA)
9. Katlego Mphela 1,82m(Sundowns,SA)/Glen Salmon 1,83m/Benni 1,84m
10. Steven Pienaar 1,73m(Captain)/ Sphiwe Tshabalala 1,70m(Kaizer Chiefs,SA)
11. Franklyn Cale 1,73m(Sundowns,SA)/ Daine Klate 1,74m(SSU,SA).

Coach: Alberto Pereira
Assistant: Gordon Igesund
Technical : Manqoba Mngqithi
Team Analyis: Tactical awareness,experience in high level football, discipline,Variety of play, strength and height in crutial areas like defence..

Final Score: South Africa 0 vs France 0 Date June 2010
NOTE: Players above are selected on MERIT not favouritism unlike the GP based Bafana Bafana.


Possible Bafana Bafana 2010 (Gautenglings/Joburgers) vs France
Gauteng’s Finest

1. Brian Baloyi 1,88m
2. Tlou Molekwane 1,68m
3. Phungwayo 1,69m
4. Wayne Matle 1,72m or Thabang Rooi 1,73m
5. Mokoena 1,84m(Captain)
6. Letsholonyane 1,76m/Ngobeni 1,67m
7. Dikgang Mabalane 1,70m
8. Teko Modise 1,68m/Thulani Serero 1,65m
9. Bernard Parker 1,70m /Mbuyane 1,70m
10. Abia Nale 1,68m
11. Sphiwe Tshabalala 1,68m

Coach: Pitso Mosimane
Assistant: Mike Mangena, Jazy Queen + other FLOPS from SOWETO.

Team Analyis: Tactically unaware,inexperience in high level football, ill-disciplined,lack variety of play, weak and short in crutial areas like defence. IN-ABILITY TO SCORE!!!!

Final Score: Bafana Bafana (GP) 0 vs France 6 Date June 2010

Goal scorers: Aaron Mokoena and Brian Baloyi(own goals), Theirry Henry, Malouda,Benzema and Nasri’s back hill.

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