Bafana to play Lesotho

Bafana will play neighbours Lesotho in June ahead of their World Cup qualifier.

Bafana coach Gordon Igesund is seen at a training session at the Orlando Stadium in Soweto on Friday, 11 January 2013. The team will play a friendly match against Algeria at the venue on Saturday. Bafana Bafana face the Cape Verde Islands in the African Cup of Nations opener at the National Stadium on January 19. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA.

JOHANNESBURG - Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund said on Wednesday he will use the match against Lesotho to psychologically prepare his side for the two away FIFA World Cup qualifying matches against Central African Republic (CAR) and Ethiopia.

Bafana will take on Lesotho in Maseru on 1 June before they travel to Cameroon to face CAR.

The game will be played in Cameroon due to the political instability in CAR.

Igesund said his side needs to be accustomed to playing away and coming home with positive results.

"We know it's going to be a full house. They've got stadium with a capacity of 20,000 and they'll have the home advantage.

Bafana's last international game was against CAR in Cape Town in March.

The home side won the game.

Bafana are ranked at 62 in FIFA rankings while Lesotho is 156.