Arsenal

South Africa vs Namibia Preview: Kick-off time, TV channel & Squad news Watch live

GOAL offers insights ahead of South Africa’s crucial Group E match against Namibia at the Africa Cup of Nations tournament.

Bafana Bafana will be out to secure their first points in the group stage as they face their neighbours out in Ivory Coast.

Despite being only matchday two, South Africa must approach this game as a knockout encounter, while the Brave Warriors can secure a spot in the next round with a victory.

As the stakes elevate, gather all the essential details for the match here, while GOAL further provides a comprehensive guide on watching, TV channels, streaming, team news, and more below

GOAL offers insights ahead of South Africa’s crucial Group E match against Namibia at the Africa Cup of Nations tournament.

Bafana Bafana will be out to secure their first points in the group stage as they face their neighbours out in Ivory Coast.

Despite being only matchday two, South Africa must approach this game as a knockout encounter, while the Brave Warriors can secure a spot in the next round with a victory.

As the stakes elevate, gather all the essential details for the match here, while GOAL further provides a comprehensive guide on watching, TV channels, streaming, team news, and more below.: Azam Sports, SuperSport TV, StarTimes

Southern Africa: SuperSport TV, SABC Sport West Africa: SuperSport TV, New World TV, Nigerian Television Authority (NTA)

Or you can follow all the action through GOAL’s Live Text Commentary here.

Mihlali Mayambela, Bafana Bafana, September 2023Backpagepix
South Africa team news & squads
Burnley striker Lyle Foster, South Africa’s top scorer in qualifying, withdrew from the squad before the tournament due to personal reasons. Bafana Bafana’s performance against Mali highlighted the absence of Foster, especially in the second half when their attack seemed to lack ideas.

Although the team emerged injury-free from the match, Coach Hugo Broos might consider making several changes for this crucial encounter, possibly including Mihlali Mayambela in the starting lineup.

South Africa probable XI: Williams, Mudau, Modiba, Mvala, Xulu, Mokoena, Sithole, Tau, Maseko, Zwane, Mayambela

Head-to-head and recent form
Historically, Bafana Bafana have dominated with seven wins in nine encounters against Namibia. Nevertheless, their last meeting in 2019 concluded in a 1-1 draw.

In the context of Afcon 2023, Namibia secured a victory against Tunisia in their opening group game, while South Africa suffered a loss to Mali. This positions Namibia with increased confidence and higher odds of winning against Bafana Bafana.

Related Articles