Neymar arrives for Bafana Bafana game 2014-03-04 World superstar Neymar has arrived in South Africa. The Barcelona and Brazil striker landed at the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg around 22h25 on Monday (3 March) leading a group of European-based Brazilian stars who will take on Bafana Bafana at FNB Stadium on Wednesday, 5 March.
The match will kick off at 19h00. Neymar was in the company of the likes of defenders Thiago Silva, Dante, Daniel Alves and Marcelo. The last arrivals also included midfielders Fernandinho, Paulinho and strikers Bernard of Shakhtar Donetsk and Hulk who plays for Zenit Saint Petersburg.
His fans braved the wet Johannesburg weather to catch a glimpse of the Barcelona megastar, and one even managed to get an autograph before the player was quickly whisked away to the team bus. This was the third and last batch of the Brazilian squad, and they joined the likes of Fred from Fluminense, Jo, a striker with Atletico Mineiro and goalkeeper Jefferson who plays for Botafogo.
The trio was the first group of players to arrive in South Africa. They landed at the OR Tambo International Airport at 07h15 on Monday morning while Chelsea’s quartet of David Luis, Ramires, Oscar and Willian jetted in three hours later at Lanseria Airport. Brazil will have their one and only training session at the FNB Stadium on Tuesday (4 March) at 16h00. Meanwhile Neymar and his teammates landed with the South African duo of Anele Ngcongca (Belgium) and Thulani Serero (Holland) to complete the 22-man Bafana Bafana squad.
Earlier in the evening Ayanda Patosi also arrived from Belgium