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Former Bafana Bafana coach Pitso Mosimane on  Wednesday paid a courtesy visit to the SA U/23 side. 

This is ahead of their all important Olympic qualifiers against Congo Brazzaville on Thursday at Dobsonville Stadium. They will also play a return fixture on Tuesday, 28 March. 

He was received by SAFA president Danny Jordaan, head of technical Jack Maluleka and coach David Notoane. 

Also read: Pitso Mosimane humbled by coach of the Month award

“Today I had the privilege to visit the South African U23 men’s team,” he wrote on his Twitter account. 

“I told the boys to nurture their talent with hard work and dedication. 

“All the best to the boys & the technical team for tomorrow’s game, make us proud,” he said. 

Pitso Mosimane visit SA U/23 side
Pitso Mosimane visit SA U/23 side

Coach Notoane believes the players will give him a good headache in terms of the selection. 

“So far so good. We have always prepared for the situation that we find ourselves in, playing on Thursday and coming into camp on Sunday,” he said. 

Also read: SA U/23 assemble ahead of Olympic Qualifiers 

“It was always going to present a few challenges logistically. On the first day of course we had to manage recovery protocols with players having played over the weekend. To ensure we get the team as fresh as possible.

“Today we are wrapping up in terms of our basics and fine-tuning certain elements of our preparations. I think we have a strong and talented team that is giving us a lot of permutations going into this particular tie. So far one is content with where we are.” 

The match starts at 15:00. 

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