Bafana Bafana boss Shakes Mashaba.
Bafana Bafana boss Shakes Mashaba is expecting a tough clash for his Olympics-bound squad in today’s Cosafa Cup semifinal (6pm).

Their opponents Swaziland progressed to the last four after beating Zambia 4-2 on penalties in the quarterfinals, the same result in the Bafana Bafana-Lesotho encounter.

And Shakes says: “This should be another interesting match. Swaziland has had a great run… finishing top of Group A.

Talented“We expect a very fast game as they have some very talented and physically strong players. But our mission here is beyond this tournament. This is the squad that will be going to the Rio Olympics and shaping that squad into a winning team begins here.”

Bafana Bafana will be without defender Kwanda Mngonyama and midfielder Phumlani Ntshangase.

The two have been released from camp after suffering long-term injuries.

Gift Motupa will also not be available for the match after receiving a red card in the match against Lesotho last Saturday.