Minister Of Sport And Recreation, Ms Tokozile Xasa (MP), wishes Bafana Bafana well as they play against Seychells in the Afcon qualifiers

16 October 2018

Minister Xasa wishes Bafana Bafana well as they prepare to play the second leg of 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier this afternoon. This follows after Bafana Bafana trashed the Island nation 6-0 in the first leg of AFCON at FNB Stadium over the weekend. Currently Bafana Bafana are four (4) points away from a guaranteed spot at the next year's AFCON tournament that will be hosted in Cameroon.

"Our men's senior football team has made us proud, we are no longer having, ifs or taking our calculators to calculate our chances of qualifying. Last game was a firm confirmation that we are well on our way to Cameroon." Xasa said.

Minister Xasa has thanked the coaching team led by Stuart Baxter for turning the fortunes of the team around. Bafana Bafana lead group E by seven (7) points from three (3) games ahead of Nigeria who are second with six (6) points.

"Bafana Bafana will next play against Nigeria at FNB Johannesburg, I urge all South Africans to rally behind our boys, they need the support of all South Africans, let us go and pack the FNB stadium. On the matter between the SABC and SAFA, the department is working very hard to get the two teams agreeing for the good of football." Xasa added.

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