Bafana Bafana coach Ephraim “Shakes” Mashaba has named a strong starting line-up for today’s (Wednesday) Orange CAF AFCON qualifier against African champions Nigeria at Cape Town Stadium (Kick off 20:00). Captain Senzo Meyiwa retains his position in goals while the back four consists of Thulane Hlatshwayo, Thabo Matlaba, Eric Mathoho and Anele Ngcongca. The midfield is anchored by Dean Furman and Andile Jali with Oupa Manyisa and Sibusiso Vilakazi completing the quartet.
Mandla Masango and Bongane Ndulula complete the starting 11 upfront. “I am very positive we will get something from tonight’s encounter against Nigeria. There is always a start when history is altered and I believe that start will be tonight,” said Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba.
Senzo Meyiwa, Thulane Hlatshwayo, Thabo Matlaba, Eric Mathoho, Anele Ngcongca, Dean Furman, Andile Jali, Mandla Masango, Bongane Ndulula, Oupa Manyisa, Sibusiso Vilakazi
Subs: Darren Keet, Sibusiso Khumalo, Rivaldo Coetzee, Kamohelo Mokotjo, Tokelo Rantie, Keagan Dolly, Thema Zwane