Bafana Bafana aims to use the international friendly against Mali in the Nelson Mandela Challenge on Sunday, to accelerate the progress of the team.

The team has been preparing this whole week in Port Elizabeth and are excited to execute the game plan that was developed.

It will be Molefi Ntseki’s first game as coach of the team since his appointment in August.

Bafana Bafana striker, Percy Tau, believes intra-squad competition is healthy and players are working harder to make the starting line-up.

Players like Tau, Bradley Grobler, Lebogang Phiri and Thembinkosi Lorch are expected to be included for the game against Mali on Sunday.

“The players are excited and everyone is looking forward to the game and it will be our first friendly under the new coach Ntseki, so we just want to go and do better and keep the momentum we had from AFCON.”