Pitso to announce squad to face Egypt

Tuesday, May 17, 2011
By: 
Nthambeleni Gabara

Pretoria - Bafana Bafana head coach, Pitso Mosimane, will on Thursday announce the team that will face Egypt in the second leg of the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier match.

The match will be played in Cairo on Sunday, 5 June, but kick-off time is yet to be announced. Bafana boosted their confidence with a 1-nil win over Tanzania in a preparatory match played last Saturday.

Bafana beat the Pharaohs 1-nil in the first leg of the 2012 Afcon in Johannesburg with a late goal by Katlego "Killer" Mphela.

The crucial win against Egypt boosted Bafana Bafana's chance of qualifying for the 2012 Afcon finals in Equatorial Guinea and Gabon next year.

Bafana are still on top of Group G with seven points from three games. South Africa is followed by Niger with six points, Sierra Leone with two and Egypt with one point.