In what will be the former Moroka Swallows coach's first match in charge of the national team, Bafana will lock horns with a full-strength Brazilian outfit boasting the likes of Neymar, Daniel Alves, Adriano, Thiago Silva and Marcelo.
While the Brazilians are largely expected to trample upon their less illustrious opponents, Igesund has challenged his players to rise above the pressure that comes with playing against one of football's most successful nations.
"It is going to be a tough encounter, there is no doubt about that," Igesund told KickOff.com before the team's departure.
"But we are not going there just to fulfil the fixture. We are going to look for a positive result and this can only be achieved through playing positive football.
"We will play an attacking brand of football and we will fight for the pride of the nation."
Igesund's plans have been frustrated by the injury of strikers Siyabonga Nomvete and Edward Manqele.
This has resulted in experienced Orlando Pirates forward Benni McCarthy being recalled to the national side.
After playing Brazil, Bafana will face Mozambique four days later in another friendly as Igesund's preparations for next year's Nations Cup begins to gather momentum.