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Maluleka starts for Bafana

2012-01-15 15:56
George Maluleka (Gallo Images)

Rustenburg - George Maluleka was included in the Bafana Bafana starting XI, after recovering from an injury scare earlier in the week, to play Ghana in their training match in Rustenburg on Sunday afternoon.

Granwald Scott was also named in the side to take on the Ghanians, while Brilliant Khuzwayo starts in goal.

South Africa, without most of their first-choice players, will be captained by Thabo Nthethe.

Ghana named a strong starting line-up including skipper John Mensah, Derek Boateng and Sulley Muntari.

The visitors included their full squad in the match, with 11 players on the bench.


South Africa: Brilliant Khuzwayo (gk), Thabo Nthethe (capt), Gilbert Rudiger, Ayanda Gcaba, Wayne Arendse, Thami Sangweni, Mzikayise Mashaba, Granwald Scott, Ryan Chapman, Siyabonga Nontshinga, George Maluleka. Substitutes: Siyabonga Mpontshana (gk), Patrick Phungwayo, George Lebese, Sibusiso Vilakazi, Lehlohonolo Masalesa, Lehlohonolo Majoro, Eric Mathoho.

Ghana: Adam Kwarasek (gk), John Paintsil, John Mensah (capt), Samuel Inkoom, Agyemang Badu, Derek Boateng, Andre Ayew, Sulley Muntari, Jordan Ayew, Masahudu AlHassen, John Boye. Substitutes: Daniel Agyei (gk), Daniel Opare, Anthony Annan, Prince Tagoe, Isaac Vorsah, Lee Addy, Charles Takyi, Jonathan Mensah, Kwadwo Asamoah, Ernst Sowah (gk), Abu Mohammed.

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