Namibia’s Brave Warriors keep Bafana at bay

Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos will look for an improved performance when they play against DR Congo on Tuesday after they huffed and puffed to a goalless draw against Namibia at the Orlando Stadium yesterday.

The fans stayed away but the few who attended, cheered vociferously for the home team in a match that was played under scorching conditions.

Bafana coach Hugo Broos is using the two friendly matches to fine-tune his charges for the upcoming 2026 World Cup qualifiers and for the Africa Cup of Nations early next year. Broos took the opportunity to test up and coming players. He played the likes of Kabelo Kodisang Sphephelo Sithole and Grant Margeman, who truth be told, did not rise to the occasion.

Thabiso Monyane, Nkosinathi Sibisi and Bathusi Aubaas raised their hands with impressive performances, while goalkeeper Veli Mothwa was hardly tested in the goalposts. Broos rested his star players Percy Tau and Zakhele Lepasa and will probably use them for the second encounter on Tuesday.

The South Africans dominated possession but they could not convert that into goals.

Credit should go to the Brave Warriors for giving Bafana a tough match as they defended resolutely and kept the scoreline blank.

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