NEWS SPORTS

No spectators allowed at Bafana AFCON Qualifier against Ghana at FNB Stadium

This follows reports in the press that 1000 fans will be allowed to entertain and back Bafana.

According to Stadium Management SA CEO Bertie Grobbelaar, there will be no such.

“The disaster management act regulations applicable to Level 1, in terms of which no spectators are allowed to sporting events, are still in place,” he said.

He went further to clarify, no spectators will be allowed for this fixture, only players, officials and event operational staff and media approved by SAFA in terms of Government approved protocols.

Posed to Bertie, whether fans will be allowed back to stadium gradually in future, he said” we’re awaiting Gvt to issue regulations for stadia to comply when spectators are allowed back.

SMSA will ensure that the venues we manage are compliant when such regulations and protocols are announced”.

Bafana go into this game with heads up after winning three of their opening games, that makes them second position in the group.

Coach Molefi Ntseki, a teacher by profession, knows permutations will not be granted as his charges seek a clear win in the group and Ghana should be no obstacle tonight.

The recharged Bafana face Sudan away in their last two AFCON qualifiers.

Ntseki’s boss and SAFA President Dr Danny Jordaan has also piled pressure on him to qualify for next years’ tournament.

Dr Patrice Motsepe will debut at the game as CAF President, and first South African to ascend to the much contested seat on the African Continent.

The game kicks off from 6pm.

BAFANA BAFANA SQUAD FOR AFCON QUALIFIERS AGAINST GHANA AND SUDAN

GOALKEEPERS

Veli Mothwa (Amazulu FC), Ronwen Williams (SuperSport Utd), Itumeleng Khune (Kaizer Chiefs)

DEFENDERS

Thibang Phete (OS Belenenses SAD, Portugal), Siyanda Xulu (Haopel Tel Aviv, Israel), Thulani Hlatshwayo (Orlando Pirates), Musa Lebusa (Mamelodi Sundowns), Innocent Maela (Orlando Pirates), Sfiso Hlanti (Swallows), Thapelo Morena (Mamelodi Sundowns), Craig Martin (Cape Town City)

MIDFIELDERS

Rivaldo Coetzee (Mamelodi Sundowns), Themba Zwane (Mamelodi Sundowns), Thulani Serero (Al Jazira FC, Abu Dhabi), Ben Motshwari (Orlando Pirates), Percy Tau (Brighton and Hove Albion, England), Sipho Mbule (SuperSport United), Andile Jali (Mamelodi Sundowns), Luther Singh (Braga FC, Portugal), Vincent Pule (Orlando Pirates), Thabo Nodada (Cape Town City), Mothobi Mvala (Mamelodi Sundowns)

STRIKERS

Lebo Maboe (Mamelodi Sundowns), Thabiso Kutumela (Maritzburg United), Ruzaigh Gamildien (Swallows), Lyle Foster (Vitoria Guimaraes, Portugal)

Image (Bafana at training as they prepare for a battle against Ghana for the Afcon Qualifier at FNB tonight).

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