Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Bafana up against Colombia at Soccer City

By Nomava Nobumba
25 May 2010

Bafana Bafana will continue their build-up to the 2010 FIFA World Cup tournament with an international friendly against Colombia at Soccer City on Thursday evening,

It will be the national team’s first match at the new stadium, which will host both the opening game and final of the tournament in June and July.

Just over a week ago Bafana hammered Thailand 4-0 in Nelspruit and yesterday against Bulgaria, who are listed more than 50 places above South Africa in the FIFA World rankings, they played to a 1-1 draw.

They will play another friendly against Denmark on the 5th of next month June 5 fellow World Cup side are all important.

The South Americans, who are ranked 34th in the world, a full 56 places higher up the ladder than Bafana Bafana have brought a strong squad to South Africa for their friendly with the World Cup hosts.

Included in their team is veteran defender Ivan Cordoba, who has just won a treble with Italian club Internazionale, and English-based striker Hugo Rodallega who had a good season with Wigan Athletic in the Premier League.

Kick-off is at 20h35.

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