Seychelles’ injury-plagued football team to face South Africa on Saturday in Cup of Nations match

The Seychelles’ national football team will face South Africa away from home in its next qualification match for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) on Saturday.

The team from Seychelles, a group of 115 islands in the western Indian Ocean, has lost both of its first two matches — 5-1 to Libya in June last year and 3-0 to Nigeria last month.

Coach Gavin Jeanne said the match against the South African Bafana Bafana will also be “a difficult one like all the matches we are playing in this group.”

The Seychelles Pirates, as the team is known at the international level, has been drawn in one of the toughest groups of the competition — Group E — which is composed of Nigeria, Libya and South Africa.

Source: Seychelles News Agency