Deputy Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture message to Bafana

21 June 2019

Tshwane - Deputy Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture, Ms Nocawe Mafu takes this opportunity to wish the Senior Men’s National Team (Bafana Bafana) the best of luck on their quest to concur Africa. The senior men’s national team will be participating in the CAF Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2019 scheduled to take place in Egypt (CAIRO) from 21 June to 19 July 2019.

“As we are all aware that our senior men’s national team (Bafana Bafana) is scheduled to take part in this year’s Africa Cup of Nations, I take this opportunity to rally all South Africans to throw all their weight behind our senior men’s national team. Our national teams remain our own instruments that we utilise to foster Nation Building and Social Cohesion. Our National Teams also assist us to eradicate and expose all those who are still trapped in the past by holding on to the legacy of apartheid and racism.

I so wish Bafana Bafana can emulate the class of 1996 and once more make us proud and bring back the trophy. I equally urge the nation to demonstrate a united front and rally behind Bafana Bafana as they do battle commencing on Monday 24 June 2019”, Stated Deputy Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture Minister - Nocawe Mafu.  

Bafana Bafana have been drawn against Ivory Coast, Morocco and Namibia in Group D with their first game taking place on Monday, 24 June against Cote d’ Ivoire (Ivory Coast), kicking off at 16H30.

South Africa will then play against Namibia on Friday 28 June 2019, wrapping up the Group stages with Morocco on the 1st July 2019.  

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