SENEGAL TEAM ARRIVES IN POLOKWANE FOR 2018 FIFA WORLD QUALIFIER VS SOUTH AFRICA
The Senegal national team has arrived in Polokwane, the capital of South Africa's Limpopo Province, for their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier encounter against South Africa.
The match will be played at the Peter Mokaba Stadium here Saturday. A number of Senegalese nationals living in South Africa gathered at the Polokwane airport Tuesday to welcome their national team.
"We are very happy for that Senegal come to Polokwane to play with Bafana Bafana, I hope Senegal will win," said one of the fans.
Meanwhile, Bafana will look to get their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign back on track when they take on Senegal. Bafana kicked off their campaign with a disappointing draw away to Burkina Faso earlier last month.
They are lying second in African Group D after round one, two points behind Senegal who won their opening match against Cape Verde Islands.
Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba is well aware that only a victory will get their campaign back on track but says four of the players in the squad will have to wait for scan results to determine their fitness to play.
Mashaba said Wednesday that Ronwen Williams, Andile Jali, Tebogo Langerman and Dean Furman had injuries and the squad training session scheduled for Wednesday morning was postponed because most players were suffering from fatigue.
However, he is happy that his squad has depth as it is made up of talented and experienced players, he told the media.
Source: Nam News Network