Tired but confident Bafana arrive in New Zealand

2014-05-27 11:39

A tired group of Bafana Bafana players arrived in Auckland, New Zealand, following their 1-1 draw against Australia yesterday.

South African Football Association president Danny Jordaan wished the players well and registered his confidence that they will beat New Zealand when the two teams meet on Friday.

Jordaan could not join the team on their final leg of the trip because he has to return to South Africa for a crucial national executive committee meeting on Saturday.

Both Jordaan and national coach Gordon Igesund were confident that the team would do well against the All Whites after their good showing against the Socceroos.

South Africa faces New Zealand at the Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland in their last match before returning home.

There was no rest for the players as they had a late night following a dinner where they joined SuperSport United winger Thuso Phala in celebrating his birthday.

Hlompho Kekana also celebrated his birthday with Bafana on the road this week.

Igesund said he would make between four and five changes to the starting line-up that went up against Australia.

Reneilwe Letsholonyane, who captained the boys against Australia, and the team’s best player at the moment, Thulani Serero, said they were confident of a good result against New Zealand.

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