bafana bafana supporters.jpgAll is now set for Tuesday’s mouth watering friendly match pitting the Zimbabwean Warriors and Bafana Bafana after the South Africans jetted into the country on Sunday.

 

The Pitso Mosimane coached side came without nine of their regular players who featured in the Nelson Mandela Challenge match against Cote d’Ivoire on Saturday.

Mosimane said he is using the match against the Warriors as an opportunity to try a number of young players.

Meanwhile, Warriors Manager, Shariff Mussa, said the team is now in camp and is ready for the Bafana Bafana game.

As the battle of Limpopo resumes, both sides would be accessing their strength after failing to qualify for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.

It is a battle which is likely to be a thriller as the majority of Warriors players play in the South African premiership and will be out to prove their mettle against their South African teammates on home turf.

Mussa says confidence is high in the camp following the arrival of inspirational players such as German based striker, Knowledge Musona and rock solid Kaizer Chiefs defender, Thomas Sweswe.

Despite the two neighbours having met in several encounters, this is only the fourth time that Bafana Bafana will be playing in Zimbabwe.

Bafana’s first visit was in 1992 when they were walloped 4-1 by a Peter Ndlovu inspired Warriors.

The second time South Africa came to Zimbabwe was in 2000 when they won 2-nil in a match which ended in tragedy when nine fans died in a stampede while the last time the south of the Limpopo neighbours came was in 2008 when they lost a CHAN qualifier.

While a lot has happened since then, the big question among soccer fans is: Will the Limpopo derby level the balance of power in favour of the Warriors?