Bafana Bafana are set to clash with Mozambique and Angola in the international friendlies later this week. Here we take a look at where the three countries are ranked internationally and continentally. All three nations failed to qualify for the FIFA World Cup finals to take place in Qatar.
According to the FIFA Rankings South Africa have a much higher ranking compared to both Angola and Mozambique.
Bafana currently occupy the 67th position in the world, while they’re 12th in CAF. Mozambique are ranked 114th in the world while they sit in 25th place in Africa. Angola are in the 119th spot internationally and sit in 29th place in Africa.
The last time Bafana played Mozambique was in June this year during the COSAFA Cup at the King Zwelithini Stadium. Helman Mkhalele was in charge of the team, since Hugo Broos’ contract surprisingly does not apply to the COSAFA tournament. Mkhalele’s charges lost 5-4 in the penalty shootout after a goalless draw.
Meanwhile, Bafana’s last meeting with Angola was in 2018, during the four nations friendly tournament, which included the hosts Zambia and Zimbabwe. Stuart Baxter was the boss at the time, and managed to grab a penalty shootout victory after a 1-1 draw at full time.
Bafana face the Mozambicans at Mbombela Stadium on Thursday 17 November at 8:30 pm and then tackle the Angolans at the same venue on Sunday 20 November 2022.