Bafana Bafana to play friendly match behind closed doors
Posted: 10 October 2018 Time: 10:30
Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter has lined up a friendly fixture ahead of their upcoming 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Seychelles on Saturday.
Amid the team’s ongoing preparations for the back-to-back fixtures with The Pirates, Bafana will face SuperSport United in a training match behind closed doors on Wednesday morning.
Similar to their last outing against AmaZulu in Durban, Baxter is hoping to implement some of the tactics he has been working on since their first training session on Monday, and has asked his former club to put out a team to try and test their resolve.
“We did it the last time and it worked very nicely. We asked one of the clubs to throw a team together – like AmaZulu did it before Libya,” said Baxter.
“And SuperSport are going to do it for us [on Wednesday] – they are going to come out and play the way I want them to play for an hour, and we will change our things around a bit and work on a few other tactical things.
“It’s not one of those where you want to be sounding depressed if you concede a corner, but I want to see some tactical things working, and SuperSport have been good enough to pitch up for us.”
It was thought that the match would initially be played against Orlando Pirates at Orlando Stadium, but it would seem that plan fell through and Matsatsantsa have now come to the party.