Cape Town - The South African Football Association confirmed that Itumeleng Khune will captain Bafana Bafana in Saturday's Soccer World Cup qualifier against Burkina Faso, should he be fit.
The Kaizer Chiefs and national team number one is reportedly nursing a slight shoulder concern, although it is thought he will be passed fit to play against the Stallions at the FNB Stadium.
Currently, Bafana sit bottom of Group D with one draw and two losses in their opening three matches in the campaign.
Should Stuart Baxter's men fail to record a victory over the visitors this weekend, it could all but spell the end of their hopes of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
As such, Khune's availability could come as a boost to the side given his experience and pedigree as a proven match winner for both club and country.
Ronwen Williams and Wayne Sandilands shared the goalkeeping duties for the recent back-to-back defeats to Cape Verde, as the 30-year-old was out with a chest infection.
"Goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune is back in the mix after missing out the Cape Verde fixtures following a chest infection," SAFA said in a statement on their official website.
"Pending a shoulder injury assessment, Khune will captain the team against Burkina Faso."
Kick off is at 15:00.