Cape Town - Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba has named a strong starting line-up for Wednesday's Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against defending champions Nigeria at the Cape Town Stadium, starting at 9pm.
Captain Senzo Meyiwa retains his position in goals while the back four consists of Thulane Hlatshwayo, Thabo Matlaba, Eric Mathoho and Anele Ngcongca.
The midfield is anchored by Dean Furman and Andile Jali with Oupa Manyisa and Sibusiso Vilakazi completing the quartet.
Mandla Masango and Bongane Ndulula complete the starting XI upfront.
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"I am very positive we will get something from tonight's encounter against Nigeria," Mashaba said.
"There is always a start when history is altered and I believe that start will be tonight."
South Africa: Senzo Meyiwa, Thulane Hlatshwayo, Thabo Matlaba, Eric Mathoho, Anele Ngcongca, Dean Furman, Andile Jali, Mandla Masango, Bongane Ndulula, Oupa Manyisa, Sibusiso Vilakazi
Substitutes: Darren Keet, Sibusiso Khumalo, Rivaldo Coetzee, Kamohelo Mokotjo, Tokelo Rantie, Keagan Dolly, Themba Zwane