Bafana expect ‘bumper crowd’ in Polokwane Afcon game against Congo

2014-09-16 15:03

Polokwane fans have a lot to live up to when the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane hosts South Africa’s 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Congo Brazzaville.

National football coach Shakes Mashaba is expecting a full house when Bafana take on the Congolese next month.

“I am glad to take the match to Polokwane. The people of Limpopo have never disappointed whenever Bafana play in Polokwane and we expect another bumper crowd on October 15,” Mashaba said today, shortly after the South African Football Association announced that the all-important clash will take place in Polokwane.

The game is scheduled to start just after 8pm on Wednesday, October 15, five days after the two teams meet in the Congolese coastal city of Pointe-Noire on October 10.

The away game will be Bafana Bafana’s third in the qualifiers, following clashes with Sudan and Nigeria earlier this month.

Mashaba is expected to announce his squad for both Congo clashes next week.

After two rounds, Bafana lie second with four points from two games, while Congo lead the pack with six points following wins over Sudan and Nigeria.

The Super Eagles are third with one point and Sudan are bottom of the table without any points.

Bafana still have to host Sudan in November, before travelling to Nigeria for a return leg against the Super Eagles.

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