This is despite the widely reported date of 17 June at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.
SABC Sport has learnt the South African Football Association (SAFA) has not yet confirmed the venue for this match. It is alleged SAFA still owes Stadium Management South Africa (SMSA) about R1.4 million and until this amount is settled, the two parties cannot enter into an agreement.
Both Bafana and the Atlas Lions have qualified for the 2023 AFCON tournament in Ivory Coast, which starts on 13 January 2024.
SABC Sport understands SAFA submitted June 17 at 18h00 at the FNB Stadium as the official date for the match to the Confederation of African Football (CAF) when the deadline for confirmation of dates was April 25.