The big match on everyone’s mind this month is the friendly encounter between South American giants Brazil and Argentina, however, there are also a couple of enticing fixtures that are worth noting. One is definitely the United States v South Africa match set to be played next Wednesday. Bafana Bafana buoyed by thier impressive World Cup performances will be looking to carry on where former coach Carlos Alberto Perreira left off. However, the USA as will all know won’t be an easy opponent.
Included in the 23 man list to face the USA is Davide Somana. The Leeds United striker was born in South Africa to Italians parents but grew up in the United States and as such he is eligible to play for all three countries. Former South Africa skipper Lucas Radebe believes that Somana is the country’s next big thing-at least as far as football is concerned.
Watching Somana play against Sheffield in September, Radebe had nothing but praise for the striker.
“I could see that he looked strong, tough and good in the air, i thought that this guy could be a possible solution to the striker problem we always seem to have. I think he will bring something different to the team.
With Bafana Bafana facing injury worries of their own, it is believed that coach Mosimane could give Somana the nod ahead of regulars Katlego Mphela and Bernard Parker. Another friendly scheduled to take place in the USA is the fixture between Mexico and Kenya. Although it is not yet confirmed whether key players Dennis Oliech and Macdonald Mariga will be able to make the trip as they are experiencing visa complications.
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