South Africa Football Association (SAFA) President Danny Jordaan has thrown his weight behind neighbours, Zimbabwe in their quest for AFCON 2017.

Speaking during the competition’s opening ceremony in Gabon yesterday, Jordaan appealed to the country to bank on Zimbabwe – the only Southern African team in the competition.
The Warriors will open their tournament account against Algeria at the Stade de Franceville tonight (6pm).

“South Africans know almost all the Zimbabwean players, and this is their chance to show their support,” Jordaan said.

“Like all people, I wish Bafana Bafana were here, but we have to move on in life. There is a good team in Zimbabwe, and they are like family to us.”