Malabo - Bafana Bafana coach Ephraim Shakes Mashaba has announced the starting 11 that will take on Algeria in the opening match of the CAF Orange Africa Cup of Nations Equatorial Guinea 2015 tournament on Monday, SuperSport reports.
The match takes place at Stade de Mongomo on Monday, 19 January. Kick-off is at 9pm SA time (8pm Nigerian time).
Darren Keet is back in goals after starting on the bench against Cameroon and Mali. The Belgium-based player kept goals in Bafana Bafana’s 1-0 victory over Zambia in an international friendly match earlier this month (4 January) at Orlando Stadium in Soweto.
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Anele Ngcongca, who played in the heart of defence against Mali, returns to right-back and makes way for Rivaldo Coetzee who was rested for that match due to a knock on the knee. Siyabonga Nhlapho who started at right-back against Mali, is on the bench.
SA XI vs Algeria: 16-Darren Keet (GK), 6-Anele Ngcongca, 11-Thabo Matlaba, 14-Thulani Hlatshwayo, 2-Rivaldo Coetzee, 15-Dean Furman (C), 5-Andile Jali, 20-Oupa Manyisa, 18-Thuso Phala, 10-Sibusiso Vilakazi, 23-Tokelo Rantie
Subs: 22-Jackson Mabokgwane (GK), 1-Brilliant Khuzwayo (GK), 21-Ayanda Gcaba, 13-Thamsanqa Sangweni, 19-Themba Zwane, 7-Mandla Masango, 8-Bongani Zungu, 17-Bernard Parker, 4-Siyabonga Nhlapho, 9-Bongani Ndulula.
Suspended for the match: 3-Eric Mathoho, 12-Reneilwe LetsholonyaneFor the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page.