Shakes reveals starting XI

2015-01-19 08:20
Shakes Mashaba (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Shakes Mashaba has revealed Bafana Bafana’s starting XI for the their first Group C AFCON encounter against Algeria.

Read: Mbalula wishes Bafana well

According to the official Bafana Bafana Twitter account, Mashaba has handed Dean Furman the captaincy armband while Rivaldo Coetzee makes a notable return.

Furman would be partnered up with Andile Jali in the centre of midfield having built a stern partnership since the qualifying rounds of the much anticipated tournament which has kicked off on Saturday, January 17.

Tokelo Rantie will be the lone striker upfront as Mashaba goes for strength in the centre forward role with Sibusiso Vilakazi. The 64-year-old mentor will be hoping the Bidvest Wits man can burst through Algeria's midfield and split their defence just behind the Bournemouth striker.

Kick-off is schedule for 21:00 (SA time).

Bafana Bafana starting XI:Darren Keet, Anele Ngcongca, Thabo Matlaba, Thulani Hlatshwayo, Rivaldo Coetzee, Dean Furman (C), Andile Jali, Oupa Manyisa, Thuso Phala, Sibusiso Vilakazi, Tokelo Rantie

Substitutes: Jackson Mabokgwane (GK), Brilliant Khuzwayo (GK), Ayanda Gcaba, Thamsanqa Sangweni, Themba Zwane, Mandla Masango, Bongani Zungu, Bernard Parker, Siyabonga Nhlapho, Bongani Ndulula.

Suspended for the match: Eric Mathoho, Reneilwe Letsholonyane.


What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk


Bafana Bafana have been drawn with Cameroon, Gambia and Mauritania in the qualification stages for the 2017 AFCON tournament. Where will Shakes Mashaba's men finish in their pool?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.