The SA Football Association (Safa) is planning to take Bafana Bafana to KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo and the Eastern Cape, where crowds for national team games are usually good, for their forthcoming matches.

Safa were embarrassed as Bafana played friendly matches against modest Sierra Leone and Botswana in front of a near-empty FNB Stadium during the recent Fifa week.

A pitiful 168 tickets were officially sold for the 4-0 win against Sierra Leone on September 24. Attendances were not much better as SA beat Botswana 1-0 on September 27.

Bafana’s next home match is likely to be against Burkina Faso, who are ranked 10th in Africa, before taking on Uzbekistan in Dubai, both during the next Fifa international break in November.

If coach Hugo Broos does not get the friendly match against Burkina Faso or another team next month, then the next home match for SA will be the crucial 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier against Liberia in March.

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