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friendlies: Latest News
Peter Pedroncelli, 4:57 am AFKI Original
National teams throughout Africa were involved in international friendly matches over the weekend, as they used the FIFA international break as an opportunity to prepare for various qualifying campaigns with encounters against other nations. With the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) and 2018 World Cup qualifying campaigns taking place during the course of this year, the African teams are making the most of friendlies as part of their preparations. We take a look at 12 international friendly results involving African teams from the last few days.
Peter Pedroncelli, 7:06 am
South African 19-year-old Luther Singh has been given a chance to shine for his national team after receiving a call-up to represent Bafana Bafana in upcoming friendly international matches this month. Singh, a star player with the under-20 side that reached the semi-finals of the U20 Africa Cup of Nations in Zambia earlier this month, has been drafted into a 25-man squad for games against Angola and Guinea Bissau. The teenager ended the tournament as the top scorer with four goals for Amajita, helping them to a fourth-place finish in Zambia.
Peter Pedroncelli, 5:49 am
The South African Football Association (SAFA) has spoken out against recent xenophobic attacks in the country, condemning the actions, and they have announced their intention to organise friendly international matches against neighbouring countries affected by the violence to show solidarity and support for their fellow Africans.
Staff, 2:32 am
Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi has confirmed the Black Stars will play two friendly matches later this month in France. The Black Stars are currently without confirmed opponents for March’s FIFA friendly dates, but the president is in talks to conclude a contract with the two sides involved.
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