Both in search of a rebound after their failure in qualifying for CAN 2021, South Africa and Uganda faced each other this Thursday in a friendly match at the Orlando Stadium. A game that turned to the advantage of Bafana Bafana, winners 3-2 with no less than 8 holders who celebrated their first cap at kick-off! All also under the direction of Helman Mkhalele, propelled number one in the absence of new coach Hugo Broos, returned to Belgium to receive his second dose of vaccine against Covid-19.
Ibrahim Orit opened the scoring (18 th ) for Cranes who have long dominated the scoreboard. But a brace from young Evidence Makgopa (62nd, 83rd), entered the break and a goal from Bongokuhle Hlongwane (67 th ), two new, allowed local to turn the tide before reducing the score too late to Abdu Lumala (90 th ) for Uganda. A very encouraging performance for this greatly rejuvenated South Africa .