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Three changes to Bafana XI for Swaziland match

2016-06-22 09:55
Rivaldo Coetzee (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba has announced his starting XI for their COSAFA Cup semi-final encounter against Swaziland.

Mashaba has made three changes to the side that won Lesotho 4-2 on penalties over the weekend.

Repo Malepe, Deolin Mekoa and Thabiso Kutumela replaces Tshepo Rikhotso, Thembinkosi Lorch and the suspended Gift Motupa.

"This should be another interesting match. Swaziland has had a great run in the COSAFA Cup finishing top of Group A," said Mashaba on the official SAFA website.

"We expect a very fast game as they have some very talented and physically strong players. But our mission here is beyond this tournament.

"This is the squad that will be going to the Rio Olympics and shaping that squad into a winning team begins here."

The semi-final will be played at 18:00 (SA time), on Wednesday June 22 at Sam Nujoma Stadium in the Namibian capital of Windhoek.

Bafana Bafana XI: Pieterse, Moerane, Sikhakhane, Coetzee (c), Malepe, Mobara, Phiri, Mekoa, Modiba, Kutumela, Moseamedi.

Substitutes: February, Gumede, Rikhotso, Stuurman, Masuku, Lorch.


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