Namibia unlucky

Linda Moreotsene

Linda Moreotsene

Namibia, Banyana Banyana's opponents in a friendly international match tomorrow will only arrive in the country tonight at 10pm.

The match is unlikely to have a good crowd as it will be played at the same time as the Nedbank Cup final.

"Initially, the final was not scheduled for this weekend. And when we tried to move the Banyana match to Sunday, we couldn't because the Namibians, many of whom are students, are in the middle of exams and will be writing on Monday," Safa spokesperson Morio Sanyane said yesterday.

He said the SABC would record the match.

The match kicks off at 3pm at Caledonian Stadium in Tshwane and is an important fixture in the team's preparations for the four-nations tournament in the Netherlands in July against Switzerland, China and the hosts.

Midfielder Chantelle Esau is out injured .