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Bafana prepare for a friendly against Guinea-Bissau

Monday 20 March 2017 20:51


Bafana Bafana have arrived in Durban to prepare for a friendly against Guinea-Bissau at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday.

This comes as uncertainty looms over the eligibility of Kamohelo Mokotjo to play for the national team after obtaining Dutch citizenship.

The midfielder has reported in camp and is training for the game.

Team Manager Barney Kujane says they are awaiting confirmation from the Dutch government.

“His matter of citizenship and regarding playing for Bafana Bafana is being handled by the association and the South African government. As soon as this matter has come to a logical conclusion, we will inform members of the media.”

Consistency will be key in the next two friendlies.

Bafana Bafana’s stand-in coach, Owen Da Gama will make a few changes to the squad that played in the World Cup qualifier against Senegal.

These matches will be used specifically for preparing for the next World Cup qualifier against Cape Verde in September.

Da Gama says, "We're not going to rebuild a new team. We'll take the continuity from the Senegal game and spice it up with some players that have been very exciting."

Meanwhile, players are confident of a positive result against Guinea-Bissau.

Bafana player, Lorenzo Gordinho says, "It’s important for every South African player to be part of the national team. Everyone wants to play for their country. For me, it would be a good achievement to be a regular with the Bafana squad."

Bafana Bafana will also face Angola in a friendly in East London next Tuesday.

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