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Da Gama makes 6 changes for Zambia clash

2015-12-01 13:43
Owen Da Gama (Supplied)

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 Mekoa.

Phakamani Mahlambi retains his place up front and will be assisted by Dumisani Zuma.

Phumlani Ntshangase, Siphelele Ntshangase and Paseka Mako will all start on the bench.

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 Ntshangase

Not considered for the match:

Denwin Farmer - injured

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