2018 World Cup qualifier: Bafana XI vs Cape Verde
Posted: 1 September 2017 Time: 14:37
Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter has named his starting XI for tonight's 2018 World Cup Group D qualifier with Cape Verde in Praia.
Kick-off is at 20h30 at Estadio Nacional.
Baxter has made two changes from the team that beat Nigeria 2-0 in a 2019 AFCON qualifier in June, with Ronwen Williams starting in goal in place of the injured Itumeleng Khune and Lebogang Manyama coming in for fellow attacker Sibusiso Vilakazi.
Bidvest Wits skipper Thulani Hlatshwayo partners Erick Mathoho in central defence, with Ramahlwe Mphahlele at right-back and Tebogo Langerman patrolling the opposite flank.
SuperSport United's Dean Furman will provide bite in the midfield, which includes Mamelodi Sundowns' Themba Zwane and France-based duo Bongani Zungu and Keagan Dolly.
Tokelo Rantie will lead the line with assistance from Turkey-bound forward Manyama.
South Africa earned a 1-1 draw against Burkina Faso in Ouagadougou in October 2016 and followed it up with a 2-1 win over Senegal in Polokwane in November in their previous WC qualifiers.
Bafana XI: Williams, Langerman, Mathoho, Hlatshwayo, Mphahlele, Furman, Zungu, Dolly, Zwane, Manyama, Rantie.
Subs: Sandilands, Daniels, Gould, Mobara, Hlanti, Kekana, Jali, Claasen, Tau, Erasmus, Grobler.