South Africa to play exhibition in Brazil

South Africa will travel to Brazil for an exhibition in

September to mark the symbolic handover of World Cup hosting


The South African Football Association said Friday that Bafana

Bafana would face the five-time World Cup winner and 2014 host in

Sao Paulo on Sept. 7.

The game also will likely be the first in charge for South

Africa’s new coach, who is expected to be announced at the end of

this month.

SAFA chief executive Robin Petersen says South Africa, which

hosted the first World Cup in Africa in 2010, has been working to

organize the game for six months.

Brazil beat Bafana Bafana 1-0 in the last game between the two

countries, a Confederations Cup matchup in South Africa in