Busy month of March for SA National Teams

SAFA-LogoAFTER a two-and-a-half months lull, South African national teams return to action this month in crucial qualifiers and a high-profile international friendly match.

First in action will be the South African Under-17 Women’s National Team, Bantwana who will be up against their counterparts from Nigeria in an u17 FIFA Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016 qualifier.

The second and final round first leg clash will be played at the Abuja National Stadium in Nigeria on Saturday, March 12.

Kickoff is at 5pm. The winner between South Africa and Nigeria will qualify for Jordan 2016.

South Africa received a bye in the preliminary round, and then got a walkover in the first round after Zambia withdrew from the qualifiers citing financial constraints.

The 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup will be the 5th edition of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup

The tournament will be held in Jordan from September 30-October 21

Bafana Bafana will then follow with an away clash to Cameroon in a Gabon 2017 AFCON qualifier.

The match will be played at Stade Limbe Omnisport in Limbe, Cameroon on Saturday, March 26. Kickoff is at 4.30pm

On the same day, Bantwana will host Nigeria at Makhulong Stadium in Tembisa starting at 2pm so fans can watch this match and follow up with the Bafana Bafana encounter in Limbe.

A day later (Sunday, March 27), the South African U-23 Men’s National Team will be away to Brazil in an international friendly match.

Owen da Gama’s charges will face up against the Olympic Games hosts at the Rei Pele Stadium in Maceio, Alagoas, Brazil.

Kick off for South Africans will be just after midnight on Monday, March 28 – 00.30.

Bafana Bafana will complete the March activities when they host Cameroon in the return leg on Tuesday, March 29 at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban scheduled for 7pm.

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