Busy period for SA national teams

The SA Football Association (Safa) national teams face a hectic period between now and the end of the year with almost all the teams in action.

Bafana Bafana, Banyana, u23, Women’s u20 and Men’s u17 will play no fewer than 18 matches until December 2015.

First in action is Banyana Banyana against Ghana at African Games in Brazzaville, Congo as early as Thursday, 10 September.

Towards the end of the month the Women’s u20 National Team, Basetsana, will travel to Zambia for the 2nd round u20 Fifa Women’s World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016 qualifier.

Rounding off the month activities will be Amajimbos, the South African Men’s u17 who will lock horns with 2015 u17 World Cup hosts Chile. The clash will take place in Cape Town on Sunday, 27 September.

October is by far the busiest month with 10 matches being played.

The 3rd of October will see Banyana Banyana return to action after the All Africa Games. They will play a crucial first leg of the fourth and final round 2016 Rio Olympic Games qualifier when they take on Equatorial Guinea at the Makhulong Stadium in Tembisa.

Five days later (8 October) Bafana Bafana will be away in Central America facing Costa Rica.

On the 10th Basetsana play the return leg against Zambia scheduled for the Makhulong Stadium, followed by the Bafana Bafana vs Honduras clash on the 13th.

Banyana Banyana will then travel to Equatorial Guinea for the second leg of their qualifier on either 17/18 October, with Bafana Bafana back in the country to host Angola in a CHAN qualifier on the 17th.

There will then be three back to back matches for the u17 national team at the World Cup in Chile where they will face Costa Rica, Korea DPR and Russia on the 19th, 22nd and 25th.

On the 24th the South African Senior Men’s National Team will play the return leg against Angola in Angola, which will be the last match of the month.

There are two confirmed games in November. Bafana Bafana will be back in action on the 13th when they visit Angola for a Fifa 2018 World Cup qualifier and two weeks later they will host the same team four days later on the 17th in Durban.

The u23 National Team will then compete in the CAF 8-nations tournament in Senegal in December, with a minimum of 3 matches in the group stages.

SAFA NATIONAL TEAM ACTIVITIES

September 2015
Thursday, 10
BANYANA BANYANA vs Ghana, AAG
17h00 (18h00 SA time) Stade Massamba Debat, Brazzaville, Congo

Tuesday, 15
SEMI FINALS, AAG
17h30 (18h30 SA Time)

Thursday, 17
3rd Place Play Offs, AAG
17h00 (18h00 SA Time)
Stade de l’unite 3

Friday, 18
FINALS, AAG
14h00 (15h00 SA Time)
Stade Massamba Debat

23~25
Zambia vs South Africa
2nd Round u20 FIFA Women’s World Cup, Papua New Guinea 2016 Qualifiers

Sunday, 27
South Africa U17 Boys vs Chile u17 Boys
International Friendly
15h00 Athlone Stadium, Cape Town

OCTOBER 2015

Saturday, 3
BANYANA BANYANA vs Equatorial Guinea
4th Round CAF Women’s Olympic Qualifiers
15h00 Makhulong Stadium, Tembisa, Johannesburg

Thursday, 8
Costa Rica vs BAFANA BAFANA
International Friendly
20h00 local time (04h00 9/10 SA Time)
Baltodano Bricenio Stadium, Liberia, Costa Rica.

Saturday, 10
South Africa vs Zambia
2nd Round u20 FIFA Women’s World Cup, Papua New Guinea 2016 Qualifiers
15h00 Makhulong Stadium, Tembisa, Johannesburg

Tuesday, 13
Honduras vs BAFANA BAFANA
International Friendly
16h00 local time (00h00 SA Time)
Metropolitano Stadium, San Pedro Sula, Honduras

17/18th
Equatorial Guinea vs BANYANA BANYANA
Fourth and Final Round CAF Women’s Olympic Qualifiers

Saturday, 17
BAFANA BAFANA vs Angola
First Round 4th Edition of CHAN, Rwanda 2016
15h00 *

17~31
FIFA u17 Men’s World Cup, Chile

Monday, 19
South Africa u17 vs Costa Rica
17h00 (22h00 SA Time)
Estadio Municipal Alcaldesa Ester Roa Rebolledo, Concepcion

Thursday, 22
South Africa u17 vs Korea DPR
17h00 (01h00 – 23rd SA Time)
Estádio Municipal Alcaldesa Ester Roa Rebolledo, Concepcion

Sunday, 25
Russia vs South Africa u17
19h00(00h00 SA Time)
Estádio Municipal Alcaldesa Ester Roa Rebolledo, Concepcion

28/29 Last 16

Saturday, 24
Angola vs BAFANA BAFANA
First Round 4th Edition of CHAN, Rwanda 2016
15h00 local time (16h00 SA Time)
11th November Stadium, Luanda *

(*) Dates and times subject to FIFA / CAF

NOVEMBER 2015

1~8
FIFA u17 Men’s World Cup, Chile

1st & 2nd
Quarter Finals

5th
Semi Finals

8th
3rd Place Play Offs
Finals

Friday, 13
Angola vs BAFANA BAFANA
Round2 – 1st Leg, FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier
15h30 local time (16h30 SA Time)
Ombaka National Stadium, Benguela – Angola *

Tuesday, 17
BAFANA BAFANA vs Angola
Round2 – 2nd Leg, FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifiers
19h00 Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban *

28~30
FINALS CAF u23 Men, Senegal (draw takes place in Cairo on 14th September 2015)

DECEMBER 2015

1~12
FINALS CAF u23 Men, Senegal

(*) Dates and times subject to FIFA / CAF

Author: MC World

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