THE Bafana Bafana team selected to play the world champions will be announced this morning at the SAFA Housein Johannesburg.
World and European champions Spain will take on South Africa at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on November 19.
Danny Jordaan, the newly-elected president of SAFA, whose lobbying made the game possible said it will be a milestone for Bafana Bafana to be playing the best in the world.
“Every South African knows that Bafana Bafana has been underperforming. Well, we have a master plan that is going to change that, starting with Spain,” he said.
Jordaan said that competition for places is fierce. “They all want to be part of the team because to play the world champions is a massive opportunity, particularly in a game that is going to be televised live throughout Europe. This game will be one where reputations can be made overnight.”
Jordaan refused to speculate about the team selection. “I will say though, that in soccer you must always be prepared for a surprise.”
Tickets for the game which range in price from R50.00 to R200.00 went on sale on Tuesday and a SAFA spokesman Dominic Chimhavi said that sales had been brisk. “The R100.00 tickets that allow fans to be close to the action are proving to be the most popular and are going fast.”
Chimhavi also said that 3000 seats have been allocated for Spanish fans in a separate area.