Cape Town - Bafana Bafana head coach Ephraim Mashaba has made four changes to the
squad that will face Angola.
The international friendly match will be
played on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at the Cape Town Stadium.
Kick-off is at 15:00.
Itumeleng Khune retains his place in goals - making his 67th appearance for South Africa.
has made two changes at the back. Anele Ngcongca and Rivaldo Coetzee
will be joined by Patrick Phungwayo and Clayton Daniels, who take the
places of Thabo Matlaba and Thulani Hlatshwayo respectively.
Zungu and Jabulani Shongwe have been preferred over Andile Jali and the
injured Oupa Manyisa who hasn’t recovered from a knock on the shin and
an ankle sprain.
Thulani Serero and Thamsanqa Gabuza complete the starting eleven.
Ngcongca will again captain the side.
is a tricky for us as we are using it as preparations for the 2017
AFCON qualifiers which resume in September, and we are also looking at
the upcoming 2016 CHAN qualifier against Mauritius this coming weekend. I
believe the changes we have made will give us a lot of room as we have
to give other players a chance because we have called up a big squad
since we have three matches back to back,” said Mashaba.
unfortunate that sometimes results don’t come the way we want them to,
so the game against Angola is very important to bring back the smiles on
the faces of our fans. We can only hope they come and support the team
because without them we are nothing. We are expecting a very tough match
because the Angolans are very quick going forward, so it is going to be
high level of competition against them. Also they come here at the back
of a very good win against Central Africa Republic (CAR) in the AFCON
qualifiers where they won 4-nil so we have to be at our best to defeat
Twelve players have been named on bench - goalkeeper
Jackson Mabokgwane, Tshepo Gumede, Thulani Hlatshwayo, Siyabonga
Nhlapho, Ntsikelelo Nyauza, Marc van Heerden, Thabo Matlaba, Gift
Motupa, Andile Jali, Mandla Masango, Bonginkosi Ntuli and Sphelele
Six substitutes will be allowed as this is an international friendly match.
Four players have not been considered for the match – Manyisa, Vuyisile Wana, Thuso Phala and Brilliant Khuzwayo.
SA starting XI v Angola:
Itumeleng Khune (GK), Anele Ngcongca (captain), Rivaldo Coetzee, Clayton
Daniels, Patrick Phungwayo, Bongani Zungu, May Mahlangu, Jabulani
Shongwe, Thulani Serero, Ayanda Patosi, Thamsanqa Gabuza
Jackson Mabokgwane, Thulani Hlatshwayo, Andile Jali, Mandla Masango,
Sphelele Ntshangase, Bonginkosi Ntuli, Tshepo Gumede, Thabo Matlaba,
Gift Motupa, Marc van Heerden, Ntsikelelo Nyauza, Siyabonga Nhlapho
Not considered for the match: Brilliant Khuzwayo, Vuyisile Wana, Thuso Phala, Oupa Manyisa (injured)