Bafana Bafana have given coach Molefi Ntseki a winning start by beating Mali 2-1 in the Nelson Mandela Challenge.
Bafana and the West Africans met at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Dean Furman netted from the spot and Themba Zwane also registered his name on the scoresheet.
Mali pulled one back in the second half, but Bafana held on.
This would have served as good preparation for Ntseki and his boys considering the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers are coming up next month.
Bafana will face Ghana and Sudan in the qualifiers in November.