SAFA President Dr Danny Jordaan Wishes Youthful Bafana Well Against Comoros

South African Football Association (SAFA) President Dr Danny Jordaan took time out of his busy schedule to wish the youthful Bafana Bafana selection well ahead of their African Nations Championship (CHAN) first round, second leg qualifier against Comoros at Dobsonville stadium on Saturday.

Dr Jordaan’s visit came on a week when SAFA, the nation, South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa and many other sporting codes are toasting Banyana Banyana following their triumphant campaign at this year’s Women’s Africa Cup Nations (WAFCON) tournament in Morocco.

The SASOL-sponsored Banyana Banyana were crowned WAFCON champions after beating hosts, Morocco, 2-1 in the final a few days ago.

As coach Helman Mkhalele has assembled a youthful squad with the intentions of building the SA Under-23 squad that is to start with their U-23 AFCON qualifiers to take place later this year, Dr Jordaan stressed that they should take these CHAN qualifiers seriously.

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“You have done extremely well winning away from home in the first leg against Comoros,” Dr Jordaan said. “It is now in your hands to finish the job and ultimately qualify for this CHAN tournament. There are players who have only managed four or less caps for Bafana Bafana.

“You are still young and can work yourself in surpassing those numbers and hopefully earn more caps for Bafana Bafana. The work required in attaining that goal starts now, though you need to do well here and also excel in the upcoming Under-23 qualifiers,” added SAFA president.


A Khulekani Shezi goal in the second half was enough to give a youthful Bafana Bafana selection the needed win in their away first round, first leg African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifier against Comoros on last Saturday evening.

The second leg will now be played on Saturday 30 July 2022 at Dobsonville Stadium at 15h00. In Saturday’s tie, South Africa dominated play in both halves of the match but lacked the much-needed final touch to bury their opponents. The visitors created plenty of chances but could not deliver the final blow that would have made the result more comfortable.

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Comoros tried to fight back by applying pressure of their own, but South Africa remained resolute in the rearguard to deny them those scoring opportunities as they held on to their lead.

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