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Bafana, Warriors friendly for Polokwane

The September 10 international friendly match between Zimbabwe and South Africa could be played at Polokwane’s Peter Mokaba Stadium.

REPORT BY MICHAEL MADYIRA

South Africa Football Association (Safa) are yet to decide on the match venue, but have been seriously considering Polokwane in the Limpopo Province.

Safa spokesperson Dominic Chimhavi however told Standardsport that they would have to choose from venues in Gauteng or Limpopo.

“We have not yet decided on the venue, but we are mulling on Limpopo or Gauteng. The crowd factor is the major venue determinant here,” said Chimhavi.

But media reports in South Africa yesterday suggested that Safa want the match to be played in the Limpopo Province, due to its proximity to Zimbabwe.

This would encourage fans to travel by road from Zimbabwe for the match.

“The match is likely to be played in Polokwane. Polokwane is close to Zimbabwe, and this makes it an ideal venue,” reported Kickoff.

The last time Zimbabwe visited South Africa was three years ago for a friendly international, that was played at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban.

The Warriors lost that match 3-0.

Warriors coach Ian Gorowa would be in charge of his sixth match of the Warriors since taking over from Klaus-Dieter Pagels last month.

It would be the renewal of the Battle of Limpopo in a match Gorowa has indicated he would not call-up overseas based players.The match comes two days after Zimbabwe play Mozambique in a Group G World Cup qualifier.

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