Bafana wins, despite Covid-19 problems


THE South African national football team – Bafana Bafana – overcame setbacks induced by COVID-19 to defeat the visiting Ugandan national team 3-2 in a friendly match at Orlando Stadium, Soweto, yesterday.

Bafana took on the cranes without its assistant coach and six players. Hellman Mkhelele, the assistant coach, led the team in the absence of Hugo Broos, the national coach who missed the match.

Bafana Bafana’s three goals were scored by debutant Evidence Makgopa, who netted a brace and Bongokuhle Hlongwane. Ibrahim Orit and Abdu Lumala scored for The Cranes.

One of the team’s assistant coach Janevski Cedomir and six players – Percy Tau, Teboho Mokoena, Sipho Mbule, Mosa Lebusa, Mothobi Mvala and Rivaldo Coetzee – watched the game from quarantine facilities.

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