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Bafana set sights on Burkina Faso and Uzbekistan for tougher opponents

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The coach has shared more on their plans for the next Fifa international break, which will take place during the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

“The idea is that we will be together for seven days from November 14 to 20 and will play two friendly games.

“It can be that we will play against Burkina Faso and we play in Dubai against Uzbekistan. But at the moment this has not been finalised.

“The negotiations are still ongoing, but I hope we will have those two games.”

If Broos gets his way, Burkina Faso and Uzbekistan will be tougher opponents compared to 113th-ranked Sierra Leone and 146th-ranked Botswana.

The Stallions are ranked 55th, which is higher than SA in 68th place, while Uzbekistan are ranked 77th, and 10th in the Asian Football Confederation.

Burkina Faso have almost all their regular national team players playing in leagues in Europe, including their star player and captain Bertrand Traoré, who is at Turkish side İstanbul Başakşehir on loan from Aston Villa.

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