KICK OFF's Bafana Starting XIs

Posted: 18 January 2013 Time: 04:01 pm

The KICK OFF team puts a deadline aside to select their preferred starting XI for tomorrow’s Africa Cup of Nations opener against Cape Verde Islands at Soccer City.

Ernest Fakude
Khune – Ngcongca, Khumalo, Sangweni, Masilela – Phala, Dikgacoi, Letsholonyane, Tshabalala – Parker, Mphela

Andrew Young
Khune – Ngcongca, Sangweni, Khumalo, Masilela – Phala, Dikgacoi, Furman, Tshabalala – Serero, Rantie

Lovemore Moyo
Khune – Ngcongca, Sangweni, Khumalo, Masilela – Phala, Dikgacoi, Letsholonyane, Tshabalala – Parker, Mphela

Carlo Jonkerman
Khune – Ngcongca, Sangweni, Khumalo, Matlaba – Mahlangu, Furman – Phala, Serero, Parker –Mphela

Chris Maqashu
Khune – Ngcongca, Sangweni, Khumalo, Matlaba – Phala, Letsholonyane, Furman, Tshabalala – Parker, Mphela

Tiyani wa ka Mabasa
Khune – Ngcongca, Khumalo, Sangweni, Masilela – Serero, Dikgacoi, Letsholonyane, Tshabalala – Mphela, Parker

Ryan Cooper
Khune – Ngcongca, Sangweni, Khumalo, Matlaba – Furman – Phala, Mahlangu, Parker – Serero –Mphela

Mzamo Moloi
Khune – Matlaba, Sangweni, Khumalo, Masilela – Phala, Furman, Dikgacoi, Phala – Parker, Rantie

Richard Maguire
Khune – Ngcongca, Sangweni, Khumalo, Masilela – Dikgacoi, Furman – Phala, Serero, Parker – Rantie

Melissa Reddy
Khune – Gaxa, Khumalo, Sangweni, Masilela – Furman, Letsholonyane – Phala, Serero, Tshabalala –Parker

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Previous comments on this story...

The Phefeni Boy
posted: 04:03 pm
Ayeye.....KUZONYIWA tomorrow.......Asiyeni madoda.
JaliManyisa
posted: 04:04 pm
MY STARTING ELEVEN
1.Khune
2.Ncongca
3.Matlaba or Masilela
4.Khumalo
4.Sangweni
6.Furman(Defending)
6.Letsholonyane(Attacking)
8.Phala or Shabangu
10.Serero
9.Parker(collecting)
9.Mphela(Sticking
Fashion4(K4L)
posted: 04:06 pm
Which ever 11 players GI selects. I am 100% behind them.
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 04:07 pm
I see the ever hard working Matlaba is a much preferred choice by KICKOFF journos...

Ayadlala lentwana but I think Gordon will go for Masilela and maybe bring in Matlaba as a sub.

#23 South African Soldiers At War.

NB.....They say no SAPS say no umbrellas will be allowed in the stadium tomorrow...don't The Phefeni Boy did not warn you.
Thobzin
posted: 04:07 pm
Ernest Fakude's starting line up is the best we should field tomorrow
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 04:08 pm
I see the ever hard working Matlaba is a much preferred choice by KICKOFF journos...

Iyadlala lentwana but I think Gordon will go for Masilela and maybe bring in Matlaba as a sub.

#23 South African Soldiers At War.

NB.....They say no SAPS say no umbrellas will be allowed in the stadium tomorrow...don't The Phefeni Boy did not warn you.
barcode
posted: 04:09 pm
I I go with andrew Young guys I dnt blv dt u cnt even c wat GI goin 2 select first Mr Young u knw soccer my man
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 04:10 pm
Mzamo Moloi
Khune – Matlaba, Sangweni, Khumalo, Masilela – Phala, Furman, Dikgacoi, Phala – Parker, Rantie
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@Mzamo

Please coming to work drunk....what is this?....do you even know what football is?.....PhalaX2.....Playing Furman and Dikgacoi in the midfield?.....
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 04:11 pm
NB.....SAPS say no umbrellas will be allowed in the stadium tomorrow...don't say The Phefeni Boy did not warn you.
lubisi
posted: 04:12 pm
KHUNE
..........GAXA.......SANGWENI.........KHUMALO........MASILELA

....SERERO......FURMAN..........LETSHOLONYANE........TSHABALALA

.....................MPHELA................................PARKER.........................
The Ghost
posted: 04:14 pm
All we need is a solid defense and our hitmen need to find the net. Attackers win games, but defenders win tournaments ...
JOLA.COM
posted: 04:15 pm
1khune 2 anele 3 masilela 4 khumalo 5 sangweni 6 furman 7 chabangu 8 yeye 9 majoro 10 serero 11 shabba
laxmats
posted: 04:15 pm
I like Carlo Jonkerman's lineup,its a very attacking line up. why defend when you are hosts.
KINGBOSKE
posted: 04:15 pm
Majoro must be brought in the second half kabo 65 minutes. he's good when coming from the bench
Mawemune
posted: 04:17 pm
Remove Tshabalala and Dikgashwa
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 04:19 pm
Andrew Young
Khune – Ngcongca, Sangweni, Khumalo, Masilela – Phala, Dikgacoi, Furman, Tshabalala – Serero, Rantie

Ryan Cooper
Khune – Ngcongca, Sangweni, Khumalo, Matlaba – Furman – Phala, Mahlangu, Parker – Serero –Mphela

Richard Maguire
Khune – Ngcongca, Sangweni, Khumalo, Masilela – Dikgacoi, Furman – Phala, Serero, Parker – Rantie

Mzamo Moloi
Khune – Matlaba, Sangweni, Khumalo, Masilela – Phala, Furman, Dikgacoi, Phala – Parker, Rantie

Carlo Jonkerman
Khune – Ngcongca, Sangweni, Khumalo, Matlaba – Mahlangu, Furman – Phala, Serero, Parker –Mphela
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I can believe this!!!!!!....where is creativity in that midfield?.....Reneilwe "Yeye" Letsholonyane makes Bafana Bafana tick....he is the best box to box midfielder in this country at the moment, with the ability to defend and attack....Gordon will never leave Yeye on the bench for a game of this magnitude....
Frank White (The Khosi Extremist )
posted: 04:20 pm
This must be the starting lineup for tomorrow:
Formation: 4-1-1-3-1
Khune
Ngcongca,Gaxa,Sangweni,Matlaba
Dikgacoi
Mahlangu
Serero
Parker
Rantie
Mphela
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 04:20 pm
Andrew Young
Khune – Ngcongca, Sangweni, Khumalo, Masilela – Phala, Dikgacoi, Furman, Tshabalala – Serero, Rantie

Ryan Cooper
Khune – Ngcongca, Sangweni, Khumalo, Matlaba – Furman – Phala, Mahlangu, Parker – Serero –Mphela

Richard Maguire
Khune – Ngcongca, Sangweni, Khumalo, Masilela – Dikgacoi, Furman – Phala, Serero, Parker – Rantie

Mzamo Moloi
Khune – Matlaba, Sangweni, Khumalo, Masilela – Phala, Furman, Dikgacoi, Phala – Parker, Rantie

Carlo Jonkerman
Khune – Ngcongca, Sangweni, Khumalo, Matlaba – Mahlangu, Furman – Phala, Serero, Parker –Mphela
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I CANNOT believe this!!!!!!...are you guys serious?.....where is creativity in that midfield?.....Reneilwe "Yeye\" Letsholonyane makes Bafana Bafana tick....he is the best box to box midfielder in this country at the moment, with the ability to defend and attack....Gordon will never leave Yeye on the bench for a game of this magnitude....
Treble brace Champ \"Superbrand\"
posted: 04:20 pm
Here is our countdown of the favourites in ascending order…

1. Ivory Coast

2. Ghana

3. Algeria

4. Zambia

5. Tunisia

6. Nigeria

7. South Africa

8. Burkina Faso

9. Morocco

10. Mali

11. Angola

12. Congo DR

13. Togo

14. Niger

15. Cape Verde

16. Ethiopia

Who do you think will win in South Africa?
League medal
posted: 04:21 pm
All the best boys, do us proud and silence the critics(myself included)!
Nipsy
posted: 04:22 pm
One can see that Tiyani and Fakude are the only two Kickoff editors that understands soccer.

My starting 11:

....................................................Khune...........................................
Gaxa......................Khumalo (COW)...............Sangweni(Donkey).....Masilela

...................................................Furman........................................................

............................................................YeYe...................................................
.............Serero.......................................................................Shabba............

..............................................Mphela......................Majoro.............................

Subs:
1. Senzo
2. Matlaba
3. Parker
4. Mahlangu
5. Phala
6. Ranti

In Khumalo and Sangweni we have no choice but to support them.
mickey mouse
posted: 04:22 pm
tiyani wa ka mabasa
Milutin Sredojević (HLABARINTO)
posted: 04:23 pm
I would pick Chris Maqashu's...
Mawemune
posted: 04:24 pm
Fakude, I feel like you are correct, I will remove Tsabalala and put Furman, Dickgashu out and put Serero. A wining team.
Eight
posted: 04:25 pm
Melissa's squad is de only 1 upto scratch

well done babes
Gold & Black lamborghini
posted: 04:29 pm
Who eva plays!!! I support Bafana..! thats it
Theo wale khozi
posted: 04:30 pm
I like de last starting XI but with majoro or mphela as target man not parker
Frank White (The Khosi Extremist )
posted: 04:31 pm
Majoro and phala should be the impact subs . Dikgacoi will be the lone defensive midfielder since some cow dungs from gorilla fcs dnt see how hard he works to protect the defense ,not mentioning he is big and muscular.he is awful when paired with a a central midfielder wit similar defensive attributes .he excels playing alone cos there will be greater need for responsibility. Hes been excelling there at his club . Mahlangu is just like yeye but more mobile. Hel make the team tick by distributing passes and linking with serero ,parker and rantie who should be used as attacking midfielder coming from deep . mphela is not meant to be a team striker ,i dont remember mphela providing an assist to any striker. Hel be much beta as a lone striker. Matlaba should play due to his stamina and speed .
Nipsy
posted: 04:37 pm
Ratings to the Kickoff guys based on the starting 11:

1. Tiyani
2. Fakude
3. Melissa
4. Chris
5. Lovemore
......
10. Young
10. Richard
10. Ryan
10. Jockerman
10. Nzamo

These last five guys are clueless about soccer, one wonders what is it that they are doing at Kickoff.
JuJu-T
posted: 04:44 pm
My team is:
Gk-
Khune

Defenders-
Ngconca
Matlaba
Sangweni
Khumalo

Midfielders-
Mahlangu
Manyisa
Phala
Shabba
Chabangu

Strikers
Mphela
Subs: Sandilands, Serero, Majoro, nthethe, Parcow, Rantie and yeye
Treble brace Champ \"Superbrand\"
posted: 04:45 pm
Most of these Journalist are the ones who influenced the selections of cows like Lemfenenyane, nyawana and Parcow, you can see that this article is aimed at infulencing the starting 11. Judging by Ingasende's interview with Marawa on Metro yesterday, i can tell he read this Sh!t and he will be influenced. How I wish they play all 7 kaizer chimpanzees players in the starting lineup.
Zitro
posted: 04:48 pm
Ha ha ha phala X2 ya lately our Editors enjoy every meal ka Heineken
Madida
posted: 04:52 pm
We hv a gud squard gud coach the only problm am hvng is btwn 4 n 5 ths shud stop thr slippary at the bck coz thy r gng to cost us if thy dnt communicate. Khune,Anele,khumalo,sangweni,masilela,phala,yeye,serero,shabba,parker,mphela.i wondr whr is fransman he whud be bttr at the bck
Liqhame
posted: 05:09 pm
Bazotyiwa period.
nalabi
posted: 05:17 pm
........................................Khune.........................................

Gaxa...................Khumalo.......Sangweni..........Matlaba

...Serero..............Kagiso..........Reneilwe............Tshabalala

............................Parker..........Majoro...........................
Cxog
posted: 05:28 pm
Khune

Ngcongca, sangweni, khumalo, matlaba

phala, yeye, mahlangu, tshabalala,

parker, rantie
CJB Ramses III
posted: 05:38 pm
This is why these journos have contributed to the destruction of Bafana...

The formations selected here are obsolete & they encourage passivity thus stiffiling movement within the team....

Why...? because players will be "stationed" at a particular post thus discouraging the interchanging of positions which should be our biggest strength in confusing opposition.....

4-3-3 is the universal contemporary championship winning formation.....

--------------Khune
----------Nthete(ok he's the captian Khumalo)--- Tsipi
Ngcongca-------------------festival Matlaba

---------------Yeye
------Aaaaaace---Mahlangu

--------------Serero
-------Parker-------Killer

I'm really limited on the bench, severely so....

Killer plays 90, he's likeliest to score..... Majoro for Parker....

I might bring on Shabba for May...

As for Rantie, he needs a "father figure/ he needs to be "handfed" by the likes of Bennie & I don't have such in the team so he shall remain on the bench.....

My instructions are simple to the boys........: just tsipa the ball, play for the crowd, nobody expects anything from you moes so just tsipa it reg..... if you score it's a bonus....

The crowd will be entertained, the world will be amazed & the tsiping performance will become a blueprint for our football going forward.... cause this is our greatest strength & the only way we'll conquer the world by truelly accepting who we are & our abilities...
lali-R
posted: 05:39 pm
@jalimanyisa gr8 line up.
Lord Vincent
posted: 05:39 pm
The Phefeni Boyposted: 04:10 pm | Report
Mzamo Moloi
Khune – Matlaba, Sangweni, Khumalo, Masilela – Phala, Furman, Dikgacoi, Phala – Parker, Rantie
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@Mzamo

Please coming to work drunk....what is this?....do you even know what football is?.....PhalaX2.....Playing Furman and Dikgacoi in the midfield?.....
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What are you trying to do boy? Do you want to get this clown fired? It's not surprising to see such a line up from a kickoff journalist. They know nothing about football. Phela there is a difference between a football journalist and a football writer so yeka omunye umtwana
True Fuckn Player.
posted: 05:45 pm
My preffered startin line up. Khune-Ngcogca-khumalo-sangwen-masilela-kg-yeye-shaba-serero-parker-mphela gud luck boyz all d best in U i blv
Lord Vincent
posted: 05:47 pm
This is my starting XI:
Kune - Gaxa Khumalo Nthete Masilela - Phala Furman Yeye Shabba - Parker Majoro

Akere Gordon picked 7 of their best? So why not play them together cause no sober thinking person can pick 7 players from the same team on an individual basis, he chose them as a team. If he fails to play all 7 of them then it will further illustrate our point that Gordon is hopeless. He picks a core of a team and then dreams up his own combinations
SamsaSamsa
posted: 05:54 pm
Khune

Gaxa
Matlaba
Nthethe
Sangweni

Yeye
Oupa
Mahlangu
Lerato

Serero
Majoro


Reserves
Meyiwa
Khumalo
Phala
Furman
Tshabalala
Mphela

Parker, Kagiso, Masilela, Sandilands and Anele to be considered for Angola
Clayas
posted: 06:27 pm
KHUNE GAXA NCGONCA SHANGWENI MASILELA YEYE KG SHABBA(C) PARKER SERERO KILLER. HELA KHUMALO IS A REP OF MOEKEONA
J_majestic juju
posted: 06:54 pm
Khune
Ngcongca
khumalo
Sangweni
Matlaba
Manyisa
Letsholonyane
Chabangu
Phala
Mphela
Rantie

No dikgacoi please, serero should be introduced in the second half, his more effective when coming in as a sub. Furman, i dont think he has anything special to offer, he is nothing we hav'nt seen before. so i'd rather go for Manyisa becous he is versatile and defends just as well as he can attack, and possesses a brilliant pass.

i like Yeye's ability to pick out runs, controle the game tempo as well as getting into those dangerous areas when needed.

i'd choose to play Chabangu on the wing, for me he is more effective when playing ther then he is coming from the middle. i like how he gets involved in tackles and isnt fearles to chalange for the ball. so my honest opinion is that he is far better on the wing then Tshabalala at the moment. (anyone feel free to take me on, on this one. but its just my opinion.

phala- well there is nothing to say about him really. he has proved himself and deserves a starting berth. he just needs to learn to compose himself and convert his chances.

Mphela is the type of player that will make sure the opposition defenders are kept busy. he has the physic a target man needs to have. and we can all attest that on his day he can cause some damage.

Rantie a.k.a Tiki now this boy is a player that is persistant a true assassin. he has the ability of running rings around the opposition defence. and can pounce on those loose balls in and around the 18yard area. has the convidance to take defenders on. i like comparing him to Kun Agoéro of man city.

with that said and done, i say Ayeye BAFANA BAFANA Ayeye.
sindile
posted: 07:05 pm
1.Khune
2.Ngcongca........ ........3.Masilela
5.Khumalo
4.Sangweni
6.Furman 10.Letsholonyane
7.Serero 8.Shabalala
9.Mphela 11.Parker
4-4-2 system needs a collective effort.
I think if Mr GI can start with two strikers and make sure his half wings are helping out the two donkey players, and as soon the wings get the ball they open up the field and give those quality passes to the strikers and compact the midfield when searching for the ball definitely Mr GI stands a good chance of collecting maximum points tomorrow evening.
Naturena born killer
posted: 07:05 pm
If we believe n they believe, sure de holly spirit will come down. The time has come 4 u boys to take a stand nd b counted, to take what's rightfully yours bt just bcos its yours it does not mean dey will just give to you, you have to go into dat field n take it by fire by force. I believe in u boys, In Gordon I trust, now go out there n make your mark. Make us proud boys, we r fully behind u.

I'm proud to be a South Africa!
Nebo
posted: 07:23 pm
Boerman 's favourite Chabangu will play cum saterday

it seem like dis wedar will spoil Cape verde 's mission anyway a re yeng madoda.

Re ya ba tshaba nah????
Mashaps
posted: 07:29 pm
Hey mphela out mahn.....we r tired of these cowmphela
metro
posted: 07:30 pm
BAFANA BAFANA ALL THE WAY
Supasta
posted: 07:45 pm
Non of y'all(Kick-Off) mentioned Chabangu..............i don't want to see your praises after he(Chabangu) scoring a winning Goal for Bafana 2moro.
rasthebla
posted: 08:44 pm
A plea to all the pirates fans or should I say supporters, you guys will have your chance at the African championships, so please just support the boys and live the coach do his job hence his the National team coach
Lepota
posted: 09:03 pm
Just wait n c
rodzeen4buckz
posted: 09:11 pm
khune,gould,xulu,matlaba,jele,jali,letsholonyane,lebese,myeni,serero,rantie....my dream team
Sense_Of_Glamour
posted: 09:14 pm
1. Spider Khune
2. Scooter Matlaba
3. Hond Masilela
4. Model-C Khumalo
5. Yster Sangweni
6. Kilo Gram
7. Siyaya Phala
8. Yeye
9. Major
10. Cream Serero
11. Shabba

Mphela and Rantie on second half!
Roger De Sa is not Pirates Material and pliz can yu return Mr Ruud Krol to the Technical department
posted: 10:42 pm
Guys let's be honest Matlaba deserve to start in da left back position !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Majorhimsel
posted: 10:49 pm
Watch it dnt lose it afcon my line up:khune,ngcöngca,sangweni,khumalo,masilela,phala,yeye,dikgacoi,shabba,mphela,majoro
bondocean
posted: 12:21 am
Khune – Ngcongca, Sangweni, Khumalo, Masilela - Dikgacoi, Tshabalala, Serero, Phala - Mpela, Parker
Asernal 4 ever----Amen.
posted: 01:45 am
Whoever plays it doesnt matter. All we need is win or else we privatise Bafana Bafana........lol
kubayi
posted: 05:56 am
forgotten ace20 why?
Muziwenhlanhlathemba
posted: 06:25 am
Khune,ngcongca,masilela,khumalo,sangweni,kg,letsholonyane,phala,tshabalala,parker,mphela.
Lord Vincent
posted: 06:29 am
CJB Ramses IIIposted: 05:38 pm | Report
This is why these journos have contributed to the destruction of Bafana...

The formations selected here are obsolete & they encourage passivity thus stiffiling movement within the team....

Why...? because players will be "stationed\" at a particular post thus discouraging the interchanging of positions which should be our biggest strength in confusing opposition.....

4-3-3 is the universal contemporary championship winning formation.....
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Excellent! This mini analysis of formations is yet another indication of the gospel we forever preaching on this site. The gospel that Football 101 was indoctrinated at the University of Orlando. Brilliant my champ!
CJB Ramses III
posted: 08:42 am
Lord Vinny (Treble Maniac)posted: 06:29 am  |  Report
CJB Ramses IIIposted: 05:38 pm | Report
This is why these journos have contributed to the destruction of Bafana...

The formations selected here are obsolete & they encourage passivity thus stiffiling movement within the team....

Why...? because players will be "stationed\" at a particular post thus discouraging the interchanging of positions which should be our biggest strength in confusing opposition.....

4-3-3 is the universal contemporary championship winning formation.....
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Excellent! This mini analysis of formations is yet another indication of the gospel we forever preaching on this site. The gospel that Football 101 was indoctrinated at the University of Orlando. Brilliant my champ!
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Holla there My Champ...

It's a teaser nje My Champ... if we really gave a hoot about this current Bafana, we'd be providing Gordon with insights to atleast get out of the group...

He has shunned us out so its his lose.....
TREBLE CHAMP KING
posted: 09:07 am
The fact that people and journalist stil put different teams tells u story about how unprepared we are.

By now, everyone should be singing one tune.
fana189
posted: 11:05 am
Khune- Xaga;Sangweni;Khumalo; Masilela; Shabalala; Yeye; Serero; Phala Parker; Majoro
charlesne
posted: 01:30 pm
Nzamo moloi stop smoking nyaope dawg!

Hope the guys will enter the playfield with pride, sikhathele ubuka abafana siphuzana nama grandpa!
Spiroz
posted: 01:50 pm
GO BAFANA BA IG GO.
makhehleni
posted: 05:50 pm
Hahahaha! No one got it right guys come on u can't see Majoro as a secret weapon tjo niyabhala yazi! anyway southafricans
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