This was confirmed today by both SAFA President Kirsten Nematandani and Minister of Sport Fikile Mbalula at the media brief in Sandton, as part of encouraging the nation to rally once again behind the team, as they prepare to face another tumultuous battle against the country besieged by ravaging wars Mali.
Urging the country to be patriotic towards the boys, Mbalula said its time to wave those flags high and blow out vuvuzelas as if there’s no tomorrow.
Mali, and particularly their celebrated star Seido Keita will face the might of Bafana as they try to settle the historical score of which Bafana went on to lose.
Yes, this is pay back time, boys!
According to SAFA boss all tickets are sold out.
“With an anticipated full house, we encourage our fans to be clad in colourful attire to spur our boys on, come Saturday.
Passenger Rail Agency of SA, acting CE Tiro Holele says the company has and will provide free rail transport to the games for those with valid tickets.
Asked on the state of the pitch at Mabhida, considering the unhappiness at Mbombela Stadium, Nematandani said everything at Mabhida is too perfect.
On the question of bonuses, Nematandani said, that’s the discussion between us and the boys.
Both leaders wished Graeme Smith, Protea’s skipper (32) well for reaching his 100 Test as captain, who is expecting his second child.
They host Pakistan from tomorrow.