Bafana Bafana to play Libya in Durban

Safa released a statement confirming that Bafana's next match against Libya will be played in the KwaZulu Natal province in September

The South African Football Association (Safa) has confirmed the venue for Bafana Bafana's upcoming match against the Libya. 

Bafana and Libya will lock horns in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers on September 8, and the association decided to  take the match to Durban's Moses Mabhida Stadium. 

According to Safa, coach Stuart Baxter will name his squad for the encounter between August 28-30. 

The selected players will then report for camp on Sunday, September 2 in Johannesburg before flying off to Durban the next day.

Here's the statement as released by Safa on their official website:   

The Senior Men’s National Team, Bafana Bafana get back to business on 8 September 2018 when they begin their quest to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations tournament next year in Cameroon.

Bafana Bafana play Libya at Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban in a crucial AFCON qualifier in which maximum points will see them build a solid platform to qualify for Cameroon 2019. The match kicks off at 15h00.

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The squad is scheduled to assemble for camp on Sunday, 2 September 2018 in Johannesburg before flying off to Durban the following day on Monday, 3 September. Coach Stuart Baxter is expected to name his team on 28 or 30 August.

After the Libya game, Bafana Bafana welcome Seychelles on 13 October at home before flying out to the Indian Ocean island where they meet the same islanders three days later on 16 October.

Bafana Bafana begun their AFCON campaign with an impressive 2-0 away win over Nigeria and good results in matches against Libya and Seychelles will see them seal a berth in CAF’s premier football tournament.