Cape Town - Head coach of the South African Under-23 national team, Owen da Gama, has made six changes to the team that lost 3-1 to
Senegal in the opening match of the CAF Under-23 Africa Cup of Nations on Saturday.
South Africa take on Zambia on Tuesday, December 1 at the
Léopold Senghor Stadium in Dakar.
Kick-off is at 17:00 SA time.
Jody February will start in goals in place of Ricardo Goss.
The defence has also been altered. Tebogo Moerane comes in for the injured
Denwin Farmer at left-back, while Abbubaker Mobara moves to right-back where
Tshepo Rikhotso operated against Senegal.
Rivaldo Coetzee and captain Kwanda
Mngonyama will be the central defenders.
The midfield also has a new look about it.
The Orlando Pirates duo of Gift Motupa and Menzi Masuku, who arrived late last
night from Tunisia, get the nod alongside Keagan Dolly and Deolin
Phakamani Mahlambi retains his place up front and will be assisted by Dumisani
Phumlani Ntshangase, Siphelele Ntshangase and Paseka Mako will all start on the
SA Under-23 team:
Jody February (GK), Kwanda Mngonyama (captain), Rivaldo Coetzee, Tebogo Moerane,
Abbubaker Mobara, Keagan Dolly, Gift Motupa, Menzi Masuku, Deolin Mekoa,
Phakamani Mahlambi, Dumisani Zuma
Substitute: Ricardo Goss (GK), Kyle Peters (GK), Tshepo Rikhotso, Zitha Macheke, Ryaad
Norodien, Sibusiso Sibeko, Paseka Mako, Phumlani Ntshangase, Siphelele
Not considered for the match:
Denwin Farmer - injured