The South Africa national men’s soccer team, also known as Bafana, recently participated in the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) tournament. After losing their opener to Mali 2-0, the team rebounded with a 4-0 victory against Namibia and a 0-0 draw with Tunisia, securing second place in Group E.
Khuliso Mudau, a key player, was substituted at halftime in a match and appeared to be injured. The team will next face pre-tournament favorites Morocco in the last 16 round. This matchup is a rematch from the Afcon qualifiers, where the two teams exchanged victories.
Midfielder Themba Zwane expressed optimism about the upcoming match and believes the team can progress beyond the last 16. He emphasized the team’s quality and ability to compete at a high level, drawing on their experience in the Champions League.
Looking back, the last time Bafana participated in the tournament, they had advanced to the quarter-finals by securing a spot as one of the third-best placed teams. In 2019, they surprised the host nation and eventually exited at the hands of Nigeria.
The team now looks forward to the upcoming match and the opportunity to progress further in the tournament.