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Jordaan explains why Bafana played Guinea-Bissau

Danny Jordaan. (Gallo Images)
Danny Jordaan. (Gallo Images)

East London - South Africa Football Association (SAFA) president Danny Jordaan has explained the organisation's decision to organise last weekend's match against Guinea-Bissau.

Bafana Bafana defeated the Wild Dogs 3-1 in an international friendly played at the Moses Mabhida Stadium and according to Jordaan, the fixture was organised with Bafana Bafana's World Cup qualifiers in mind.

Jordaan believes Angola - Bafana's next opponents - and Guinea-Bissau play a similar style of football to Cape Verde and the country's football governing body intended to accustom the senior national side with their (Cape Verde) style of play.

"We've decided to play Guinea-Bissau particularly because they play a similar style as Cape Verde," said Jordaan.

"What we want most is to win against Cape Verde in August. We need nothing less than six points against them."

Bafana Bafana played to a draw against Burkina Faso in a Soccer World Cup qualifier last year, while edging Senegal to victory in their second pool match. They are scheduled to play Cape Verde on August 28 as they look to book a place in Russia 2018.

Meanwhile, interim coach Owen da Gama's charges will face Angola at the Buffalo City Stadium on Tuesday night.

Kick off is at 19:00.

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