Two Bafana changes for Senegal tie

2015-01-23 07:25
Shakes Mashaba (Gallo Images)

Johannesburg - Bafana Bafana coach Ephraim Shakes Mashaba has made two changes to the starting XI that will take on Senegal in the second match of the CAF Orange Africa Cup of Nations Equatorial Guinea 2015 tournament.

5 facts: Bafana vs Senegal

According to the website, Senegal and South Africa clash on Friday, 23 January at Stade de Mongomo.

Kick-off is at 21:00 SA time.

Jackson Mabokgwane will start in goals in place of Darren Keet who played against Algeria in the opening match which Bafana Bafana lost 1-3.

Playing in front of Mabokgwane will be the back four of Anele Ngcongca at right-back, Thabo Matlaba at left-back as well as the central defence pairing of Erick Mathoho and Thulani Hlatshwayo.

Mathoho returns after a one-match suspension following two yellow cards accumulated in the qualifying stages of the tournament. He takes the place of Rivaldo Coetzee who is not in the match day squad due to a knee injury sustained in the match against Algeria.

Both Mathoho and Mabokgwane are playing in their first Afcon tournament.

The midfield remains unchanged with Dean Furman, Andile Jali, Oupa Manyisa and Thuso Phala, who scored South Africa’s only goal in the opening match, given the nod. Furman will once again captain the side.

Tokelo Rantie and Sibusiso Vilakazi also retain their places upfront.

Bafana Bafana starting XI: Jackson Mabokgwane, Anele Ngcongca, Thabo Matlaba, Thulani Hlatshwayo, Eric Mathoho, Dean Furman (C), Andile Jali, Oupa Manyisa, Thuso Phala, Sibusiso Vilakazi, Tokelo Rantie.

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

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