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Wed Apr 23 16:33:46 SAST 2014

Bafana to play Brazil in September

Sapa | 22 June, 2012 12:401 Comments
Tokelo Rantie of South Africa celebrates with his team mates during the International Friendly match between South Africa and Gabon from Mbombela Stadium on June 15, 2012 in Nelspruit
Image by: Lee Warren / Gallo Images

Bafana Bafana will play Brazil in an international friendly match in Sao Paolo, Brazil on September 7.

The South African Football Association (Safa) revealed they had secured the fixture on Friday.

“The match will form part of a symbolic hand-over from the previous to present hosts of the Fifa World Cup — South Africa hosted the 2010 Fifa World Cup, while Brazil will host the tournament in two years’ time,” said Safa in a statement.

“We are honoured to be playing Brazil in their backyard, as they seldom play friendly matches at home,” said Safa CEO Robin Petersen.

“To us this is a big coup, considering it will probably be the first official match for the new Bafana Coach, whom we will announce at the end of this month,” he added.

“We are very delighted to announce that we have just received the final confirmation, because we have been working on this match for the last six months.”  

The last time Bafana met Brazil was at Ellis Park in Johannesburg, on June 25, 2009 in the Fifa Confederations Cup, which the Samba boys won 1-0.

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Oh dear...I feel a can of whoopass is going to be opened on the 7th of September in Sao Paolo. I reckon a new record will be set there...