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Bafana Bafana gear up for Afcon

Gordon Igesund says they will learn about the ins and outs of Cape Verde before the Afcon kickoff.

Safa president Kirsten Nematandani (L) with Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund. Picture: Taurai Maduna/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund on Thursday said preparations will be stepped up for the African Cup of Nations (Afcon) tournament following the team draw.

Bafana are in group A with Cape Verde, Morocco and Angola.

The South African team will face Cape Verde in the opening match on January 19 at the Soccer City Stadium in Soweto.

Igesund said he is happy with the outcome of the draw.

"By the time we will play Cape Verde, we will know what colour pants they were wearing and what they had for breakfast."

Group B will see Ghana play the Democratic Republic of Congo, Niger and Mali.

Group C teams include Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia and defending champions Zambia.

The Ivory Coast is in group D along with Togo, Algeria and Tunisia.

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