Bafana Bafana’s AFCON opponents confirmed

Bafana Bafana’s opponents for the AFCON qualifiers have been officially confirmed by the football association. The team will face tough challenges from experienced African football giants such as Nigeria, Ghana, and Senegal.

‘Bafana Bafana’s opponents for the AFCON qualifiers have been officially confirmed by the football association. The team will face tough challenges from experienced African football giants . These matches will test the skills and strategies of the South African national team as they strive to secure their spot in the prestigious tournament.

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Linda Zwane, Dr Danny Jordaan SAFA President and Anastasia Natasha Tsichlas during the 2025 CAF Africa Cup of Nations Morocco Qualifiers Draw at Supersport Studios on the 04 July 2024 in Johannesburg © Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

The draw for the 35th edition of the biennial continental tournament took place in Johannesburg on Thursday, 4 July 2024, where Broos’ team was placed in Group K. In this group, they will be competing against Uganda, Congo, and South Sudan. This draw sets the stage for an exciting and challenging journey for the team as they prepare to face off against strong opponents.

Uganda, known for their solid defense and quick counterattacks, will pose a significant threat to Broos’ charges. Their consistent performance in previous tournaments makes them a team to watch out for. Congo, on the other hand, is known for their physical style of play and technical abilities. They have a history of causing upsets and should not be underestimated.

South Sudan, although considered the underdog in the group, cannot be overlooked. Their determination and resilience on the field have earned them respect in the football community. Each match in Group K will be crucial for Broos’ team as they aim to secure their spot in the knockout stages of the tournament.

The draw ceremony in Johannesburg was a moment of anticipation and excitement for fans and players alike. It marked the beginning of a new chapter in the team’s journey towards glory in the continental tournament. The road ahead will be challenging, but with determination and teamwork, Broos’ charges are ready to face whatever comes their way.


The upcoming qualifiers promise to be intense and exciting, with fans eagerly anticipating the showdown between Bafana Bafana and their formidable opponents. The team will need to put in their best performance to overcome these strong competitors and emerge victorious in the qualifiers. Success in these matches will not only boost the team’s morale but also solidify their reputation on the African football stage

Africa Cup of Nations bronze medalists Bafana Bafana have been placed in Group K for the 2025 edition qualifiers after the draw took place in Johannesburg. The teams they will be up against include Uganda, Congo, and South Sudan. This draw signifies a new format with teams being spread out across more groups, allowing for increased participation and competitiveness. SAFA President Dr. Danny Jordaan highlighted the importance of consistency in performance for Bafana Bafana, emphasizing the need to secure wins at home to qualify for the biennial continental tournament.

The event in Randburg was attended by key SAFA officials, including Vice Presidents Anastasia Tsichlas and Linda Zwane, as well as CEO Lydia Monyepao. Dr. Danny Jordaan expressed optimism for the upcoming campaign, stating that the expanded format of the draw will lead to intriguing results. The top two teams from each group will secure a spot in the tournament set to be held in Morocco from 21 December 2025 to 18 January 2026.

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