Bafana Bafana

'Experts' pick Bafana XI and want you to do the same

2014-10-09 10:44
Shakes Mashaba (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Two Sport24 experts have chosen their Bafana Bafana XI and want you, the fans, to make your selections too!

Shakes Mashaba's squad face the difficult task of traveling to Point Noire to meet the unbeaten Congo side in their crucial Group A AFCON 2015 qualifier.

Congo sit atop the group with six points from their opening two games and are followed by Bafana Bafana on four points, Nigeria are three points further adrift with just one point while Sudan are yet to register a point in qualifying.

South Africa are in for a difficult time in Point Noire as they will have to battle the heat, a partisan home crowd and a strong Congo side, who are ranked number 48 in the FIFA rankings. 

Sport24's soccer experts have analysed the squad and made their decisions on who they would like to see start the vital qualifier against Congo. 

Wade Pretorius (@wadepretorius):

Senzo Meyiwa (captain), Thabo Matlaba, Thulani Hlatshwayo, Tefu Mashamaite, Eric Mathoho, Dean Furman, Andile Jali, Thulani Serero, Reneilwe Letsholonyane, Oupa Manyisa, Kermit Erasmus

Tashreeq Vardien (@tash23vard):

Senzo Meyiwa, Thabo Matlaba, Thulani Hlatshwayo (captain), Tefu Mashamaite, Eric Mathoho, Themba Zwane, Andile Jali, Dean Furman, Thulani Serero, Sibusiso Vilakazi, Kermit Erasmus

Now that our experts have made their picks, we want you to get involved and make your selection.

Tell us in the comments section who you want Shakes Mashaba to start the match with on Saturday, October 11. The match kicks off at 16:30.


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