Bafana Bafana’s use of the fields of the school that services the luxury Steyn City housing estate as a training venue this week ahead of their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Seychelles has raised eyebrows. However Bafana coach Stuart Baxter has said the fields were the best Bafana could find from a technical aspect to match the fast movement of the ball SA will try to employ on Saturday at FNB Stadium. Steyn City‚ in Midrand‚ just north of affluent Fourways‚ is one of Johannesburg’s most expensive housing estates. Properties can range in price from a two-bedroom apartment at R3-million to five bedroom house for R25-million. For Bafana‚ who trained at Princess Magogo Stadium in the township of KwaMashu for their last match – the 0-0 Afcon qualifying draw against Libya in Durban last month – it does not seem a setting that encapsulates taking the game to the people. Apparently Baxter and South African Football Association (Safa) technical director Neil Tovey were behind the ...

BL Premium

This article is reserved for our subscribers.

A subscription helps you enjoy the best of our business content every day along with benefits such as exclusive Financial Times articles, Morningstar financial data, and digital access to the Sunday Times and Times Select.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.

Questions or problems? Email or call 0860 52 52 00.