Bafana Bafana's lockdown extended after FIFA cancel June fixtures


Football across the world is currently faces a whirlwind of uncertainty as the coronavirus continues to wreak havoc in many countries, with most leagues and confederations taking all precautions to ensure stakeholders are not at risk.

This has also seen major international events such as the UEFA European Championships, CONMEBOL Copa America and the Summer Olympic Games – all of which was set to be staged between June and August this year – postponed to next year.

For Bafana, the impact has seen the postponement of their 2021 AFCON qualifying double header against São Tomé and Principe sheduled for last week, leaving Ntseki idle in his duties to prepare a team that last assembled in November last year.

The former junior national team coach will now have to wait until at least August before bringing his charges together again, after a FIFA-Confederations working group declared the suspension of the June fixtures that would have seen South Africa host Ghana.

Thus, Ntseki will remain without much work as his scouting missions will also cease until such a time as the current lockdown in the country is lifted and domestic football is able to resume and European leagues re-start.