Zakhele Lepasa Pirates

Lepasa on Bafana Bafana duty. Image: Twitter

Touchdown: Bafana Bafana land safely in Ivory Coast

Bafana Bafana have landed safely in Abidjan ahead of their blockbuster friendly match against the Ivory Coast on Tuesday

Zakhele Lepasa Pirates

Lepasa on Bafana Bafana duty. Image: Twitter

Bafana Bafana had little time to lose sleep over their disappointing goalless draw against Eswatini on Friday night.

The South African national team have landed in Abijan, Côte d’Ivoire, ahead of their match against ‘the Elephants’.

Hugo Broos’ side face Ivory Coast on Tuesday night at the Stade Félix Houphouët Boigny.

Bafana squad to face Ivory Coast:

Goalkeepers: Ronwen Williams (Mamelodi Sundowns), Veli Mothwa (AmaZulu), Ricardo Goss (SuperSport United)

Defenders: Sydney Mobbie (Sekhukhune United), Khuliso Mudau, Aubrey Modiba, Grant Kekana, Mothobi Mvala (all Mamelodi Sundowns), Nkosinathi Sibisi, Paseko Mako (all Orlando Pirates), Siyanda Xulu (SuperSport United)

Bafana Midfielders: Sphephelo Sithole (C.D. Tondela, Portugal), Teboho Mokoena (Mamelodi Sundowns), Njabulo Blom (St Louis FC, USA), Sibongiseni Mthethwa (Kaizer Chiefs)

Forwards: Mihlali Mayambela (Aris Limassol, Cyprus), Mduduzi Mdantsane (Kaizer Chiefs), Monnapule Saleng, Zakhele Lepasa (both Orlando Pirates), Lyle Foster (Burnley, England), Lebo Mothiba (Strasbourg FC, France), Themba Zwane (Mamelodi Sundowns), Bongokuhle Hlongwane (Minnesota FC, USA).

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Bafana land safely in Abidjan

Williams becomes a dad – Broos

“I want to make a happy announcement, Ronwen became yesterday a father of a beautiful girl,” Bafana coach Hugo Broos said as quoted by IdiskiTimes.

“We congratulate him and his girlfriend. I saw a very happy papa this morning any breakfast, so we were all happy for him. She’s is really, really beautiful. I saw a photograph of her, he did really well, Ronwen.”

In other news, Orlando Pirates legend Jomo Sono has heaped praise on Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Rhulani Mokwena.

Mokwena’s side have successfully qualified for yet another CAF Champions League group stage round.

Mokwena’s side are also running away with the DStv Premiership title, after an incredible 100% start to the campaign with eight wins in as many matches.

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“I think the difference with him is [that] he’s passionate about football, he’s passionate about coaching.” the Orlando Pirates and Bafana icon said as quoted by SABC SPORT.

“He works so hard, I think he works 24 hours that guy, I don’t think he sleeps. I don’t think he’s got a bed, I think his bed is a laptop. He just wants to look at football, new tactics, and blah, blah, blah. You can see the signs of hard work.”

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