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