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Sundowns are interested in Bafana striker Khanyisa Mayo. Image: @bafanabafana

Bafana Bafana in a disappointing draw with minnows Eswatini!

Bafana Bafana played to a disappointing 0-0 draw with minnows Eswatini in an international friendly played at FNB Stadium on Friday night.

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Sundowns are interested in Bafana striker Khanyisa Mayo. Image: @bafanabafana

Bafana Bafana played to a disappointing 0-0 draw with minnows Eswatini in an international friendly played at FNB Stadium on Friday night.

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Hugo Broos’ men went into this encounter as strong favourites to beat Eswatini given the strong squad the Belgian selected.

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Broos fielded his strongest possible line-up with three players from abroad while the majority are undoubtedly the best in the PSL.

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However, they couldn’t crack the stubborn Eswatini defence even after the introduction of the likes of Bongokuhle Hlongwane and Zakhele Lepasa.

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Ultimately, this was a disappointing result for Bafana Bafana with the only positive the fact that they dominated possession.

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But that was expected as Eswatini are ranked at 144 in the world while Bafana Bafana are placed 65th in the FIFA rankings.

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Bafana Bafana will now travel to Abidjan to face Ivory Coast in their final friendly of this international FIFA break on Tuesday, 17 October.

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BAFANA BAFANA STARTING XI VS ESWATINI

South Africa XI: Mothwa, Mobbie, Xulu, Sibisi, Modiba, Mokoena, Blom, Zwane, Mayo, Mayambela, Foster.

Subs: Goss, Hlongwane, Mthethwa, Kekana, Williams, Mdantsane, Mako, Lepasa, Mudua, Mvala, Mothiba, Sithole.

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