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France superster Kylian Mbappe on the bench. Image: @VBETnews / Twitter

Bafana Bafana vs France: Latest INJURY updates!

Take a look at the latest team news ahead of tonight’s friendly international between Bafana Bafana and World Champions France!

Bafana Bafana

France superster Kylian Mbappe on the bench. Image: @VBETnews / Twitter

Bafana Bafana face defending Fifa World Cup Champions France in a blockbuster friendly international this evening.

Hugo Broos’ men played out to an entertaining goalless draw against Guinea on Friday in Belgium however a new beast awaits in the form of France.

Tonight’s eagerly anticipated clash will kick off at 21:00 SAST. The match will be televised live on SuperSport PSL and SABC1 in South Africa.

Bafana vs France: Latest team news

South Africa head coach Hugo Broos has confirmed that his squad is injury-free. They also welcome the return of Bongokuhle Hlongwane and Fagrie Lakay who both missed Friday’s clash due to visa and travel issues.

France on the other hand will be sweating over the fitness of star midfielders Paul Pogba and Aurelien Tchouameni.

The good news for Didier Deschamps is that both N’Golo Kanté and Kylian Mbappe could return to start against Bafana.


If you’re unable to get yourself to a television screen, you can still live stream tonight’s blockbuster friendly international for FREE!

The Bafana vs France clash can be live streamed on SABCSport’s various online platforms including TELKOMONE.

Simply create a free TELKOMONE account using a South African cell phone number and head to the SABC Sport TELKOMONE channel to live stream the match.

Hugo Broos happy to face World Champions France!

“For me these are important games, they are difficult games, but I asked for difficult games because I’ve been told that in the past it was not usually for Bafana Bafana to play tough friendly games,” Broos told reporters.

“It was always against, if I can say that, weak opponents and we were sure even before the game that they were going to win it.

“I think we are not sure if we are going to win these next two games but it will be a very good experience for all the players.

“And for me, it will be a good opportunity to see the new Bafana Bafana players, if they are really an improvement for us, if they can bring the power and the experience that I expect.

“I want to see these players out there and showing their quality so that they can be there in June and that we will have a stronger team than that we had for the World Cup qualifiers.

“I hope the games we are playing right now will give us what we expect and I’m sure we will be stronger Afcon qualifiers and that we will be there in Ivory Coast for the tournament.”

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