South Africa’s National team Bafana Bafana will face Ghana Black Stars in a Pre- Africa Cup of Nations friendly fixture.
Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter confirmed at a press conference that his side will face the Black Stars ahead the continental showpiece, which runs between June 21 and July 19 in Egypt.
No more details were given about the friendly aside from the fact that it will be played in Dubai.
In search of their second title, 1996 champions South Africa have been drawn in what has been tagged as ‘Group of Death’ which also includes African giants Cote d’Ivoire and Morocco as well as Namibia.
“Yes we will try and play a game in Dubai,” Baxter confirmed.
“We are just waiting for the paper works between these two associations but we’ve already agreed on a game and I think it will be an interesting one for both nations.Article continues below
“Ghana is a West African country and we’ll be playing against Cote D’Ivoire so Ghana is a very good sparring partner for us and I know they also need a good sparring partner for their campaign.”
Ghana, meanwhile, will also use the game as a preparatory fixture for the Afcon finals, where they have been drawn against defending champions Cameroon , Benin and Guinea-Bissau in Group F.
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