Bafana Bafana coach, Hugo Broos, has shown his hand as he announced his preliminary squad for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Côte d’Ivoire.
The Belgian mentor announced a 50-man preliminary squad that will be trimmed to 23 players in the beginning of the new year shortly before departure to the West African country. The 34th edition of the biennial continental tournament will be held in the Ivory Coast from January 13 to Feb 11, 2024.
Broos’ charges will assemble for camp on the 4th of January and then travel to Stellenbosch for a training camp that will be held in the Western Cape city until the 9th of the same month.
Bafana Bafana will then play a training match against Lesotho behind closed doors at the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville before departing for Côte d’Ivoire on the 11th.
South Africa will open their account against Mali on the 16th of January, before facing neighbours Namibia five days later.
Bafana will then conclude their group campaign against Tunisia on the 24th of January.
Written by: Ntsako Mukhari