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Sunday, October 1, 2023

South Africa COSAFA Cup pre-match news before Botswana match

South Africa’s Bafana Bafana will open up their COSAFA Cup campaign on Tuesday against Botswana, representing the first competitive match under new manager Hugo Broos’s reign. However, Broos will not be on the sidelines with IOL mentioning that the Belgian gaffer worked out an arrangment that excuses him from managing the side during the COSAFA Cup and African Nations Championship (CHAN). Broos will count on local-based assistant Herman Mkhalele to guide Bafana Bafana to success as IOL lists five things to look out for when the team starts action.

The South African’s Ernest Makhaya reports on the latest news regarding the squad, with plenty of absences seeing only nine of the originally named players being in the side. Kaizer Chiefs players will be absent due to their commitments for the CAF Champions League final while players from Orlando Pirates are excused for the reason of gaining extra rest.