Cape Town - Midfielder Dean Furman retains the captaincy as Bafana Bafana coach
Shakes Mashaba made three changes to the starting XI which defeated
Sudan 2-1 at the weekend in Durban.
While the win ensured South
Africa's qualification into the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations tournament,
the team face Nigeria on Wednesday, in the last of the group qualifying
Mashaba has brought in Tefu Mashamaite for Rivaldo
Coetzee, Reneilwe Letsholonyane replaces Andile Jali and Mandla Masango
takes the place of the injured Thulani Serero.
Serero will be
watching from the stands with a hamstring injury that saw the Ajax
Amsterdam midfielder substituted in the victory over Sudan where he was
named Man of the Match.
Darren Keet retains his place in goals while the defence will be manned by Erick Mathoho, Anele Ngcongca and Sibusiso Khumalo.
Oupa Manyisa will play alongside Furman, taking the other position in midfield.
The strike force of Tokelo Rantie and Bongani Ndulula remains unchanged.
Ngcongca, Furman, Manyisa, Masango and Ndulula are the only players who
started against the same Nigeria in Cape Town two months ago.
and Jali will be on the bench together with Lehlohonolo Majoro who has
shaken off the ankle injury that saw him ruled out of the Sudan clash,
as well as Kermit Erasmus who was in the stands in the last match.
on the bench are Brilliant Khuzwayo, Ntsikelelo Nyauza and Themba
Zwane. Moeketsi Sekola will sit out this match after he was named on the
bench and made his debut against Sudan.
Ndulula, Furman and
Mathoho have started all the matches in the qualifiers, but Furman, Jali
and Mathoho have played every minute before the Nigeria clash.
could have started in all the matches had he not come off the bench in
the goalless draw against the Super Eagles in Cape Town.The game starts at 19:00 (SA time).
Bafana XI: Darren Keet, Sibusiso Khumalo, Anele Ngcongca, Eric Mathoho, Tefu Mashamaite, Dean Furman (captain), Reneilwe Letsholonyane, Oupa Manyisa, Mandla Masango, Bongani Ndulula, Tokelo Rantie.
Substitutes: Brilliant Khuzwayo, Rivaldo Coetzee, Ntsikelelo Nyauza, Themba Zwane, Kermit Erasmus, Andile Jali, Lehlohonolo Majoro.