South Africa coach Ephraim Shakes Mashaba has made two changes to the starting 11 that will take on Senegal in the second match of the CAF Orange Africa Cup of Nations Equatorial Guinea 2015 tournament. Senegal and South Africa clash on Friday at Stade de Mongomo. Kick-off is at 20:00 local time (21:00 SA time).
Jackson Mabokgwane will start in goals in place of Darren Keet who played against Algeria in the opening match which Bafana Bafana lost 1-3. Playing in front of Mabokgwane will be the back four of Anele Ngcongca at right-back, Thabo Matlaba at left-back as well as the central defence pairing of Erick Mathoho and Thulani Hlatshwayo. Mathoho returns after a one-match suspension following two yellow cards accumulated in the qualifying stages of the tournament.
He takes the place of Rivaldo Coetzee who is not in the match day squad due to a knee injury sustained in the match against Algeria. Both Mathoho and Mabokgwane are playing in their first AFCON tournament. The midfield remains unchanged with Dean Furman, Andile Jali, Oupa Manyisa and Thuso Phala, who scored South Africa’s only goal in the opening match, given the nod. Furman will once again captain the side.
Tokelo Rantie and Sibusiso Vilakazi also retain their places upfront.
SA XI vs Algeria: Jackson Mabokgwane (GK), Anele Ngcongca, Thabo Matlaba, Thulani Hlatshwayo, Erick Mathoho, Dean Furman (C), Andile Jali, Oupa Manyisa, Thuso Phala, Sibusiso Vilakazi, Tokelo Rantie
Subs: Darren Keet (GK), Brilliant Khuzwayo (GK), Ayanda Gcaba, Thamsanqa Sangweni, Themba Zwane, Reneilwe Letsholonyane, Mandla Masango, Bongani Zungu, Bernard Parker, Siyabonga Nhlapho, Bongani Ndulula