Steven Pienaar's withdrawal from the national team over a thigh strain has meant the armband is up for grabs in the friendly. Siphiwe Tshabalala was the vice captain under Pitso Mosimane, but that does not automatically mean he will skipper the side.
"We have so many leaders in this team that it is actually a tough choice to make, but this is so good for us because it means we have strong players in the squad," says Igesund.
Bongani Khumalo has been mentioned as an option, with his former coach Gavin Hunt having waxed lyrical about the defender's leadership abilities.
Kagisho Dikgacoi is another very strong candidate for the armband, as he must already dictate an important part of the team's play.
Igesund has no shortage of senior players to accept responsibility on Friday, regardless of the armband.
Benni McCarthy has already been guiding the younger players in the squad, while Moeneeb Josephs has been providing energy, encouragement and support for the new faces.
HAVE YOUR SAY: Who is your choice for the Bafana captaincy?
By Melissa Ready in Brazil.