Chipolopolo to face Bafana

Chipolopolo to face Bafana

Zambia will play South Africa in an international friendly on June 13 2017.The encounter is scheduled to take place at the Moruleng Stadium .


The record between the two nations in the previous 17 encounters is even‚ with five wins each and seven draws.Their last meeting was a pre-Nations Cup warm-up in January 2015 when a Thuso Phala goal was enough to seal a 1-0 victory for Bafana.

Zambia‚ who lifted the Nations Cup title in 2012‚ are rebuilding their national team under former Kaizer Chiefs striker Wedson Nyirenda and played to a 0-0 draw in Gabon in a friendly on Sunday.

Before that they drew 0-0 in Zimbabwe in March‚ and in their last World Cup qualifier were unfortunate not to come away with a win in Cameroon in a game that ended 1-1.

The game will be a second in charge for new coach Stuart Baxter and will come after the side return from Nigeria where they play an African Nations Cup qualifier on Saturday.It will be a first ever match for the side at the 2010 FIFA World Cup training venue that sits 65-kilometres from Rustenburg‚ but an 18th meeting against Zambia‚ comfortably their most frequent opponents since South Africa returned to international football 25 years ago.

Reports by Miyen Akiri

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