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Bafana Bafana head coach Molefi Ntseki is excited at the news that football is likely to return soon in South Africa. This comes after Minister of Sport and Recreation Nathi Mthethwa gave the PSL the go ahead for clubs to start training, provided they respect health protocols and safety measures as stipulated by the Disaster Management Act regulations.

Bafana Bafana were last in action on 17 November 2019 in the 1-0 victory over Sudan in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers – four days earlier they faced Ghana in Cape Coast in the same competition.

The next scheduled matches were the back-to-back qualifiers against Sao Tome e Principe scheduled for the end of March this year – but the coronavirus pandemic put paid to all sporting activities around the world.

Ntseki had already announced his squad to take on Sao Tome, and had made nine changes to the group that faced Ghana and Sudan. He believes there was excitement galore leading to the camp, with the likes of Itumeleng Khune, George Maluleka, Andile Jali and Thabo Matlaba making a return after a long absence.