Ramahlwe ‘Rama’ Mphahlele and Erick ‘Tower’ Mathoho will both start in tonight’s Bafana Bafana game against Cape Verde in Praia’s Estadio Nacional. The 2018 World Cup Group D qualifier will kick-off at 20:30 (South African time).
Coach Stuart Baxter has made two changes from the team that beat Nigeria in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in June. Bronwen Williams will mind the posts instead of Itumeleng Khune, who has been suffering from a bout of flu, while Lebogang Manyama will come in for Sibusiso Vilikazi.
‘Rama’ will start at right-back, while ‘Tower’ will partner Bidvest Wits’ Thulani Hlatswayo in the centre of defence.
SA XI: Williams, Langerman, Mathoho, Hlatshwayo, Mphahlele, Furman, Zungu, Dolly, Zwane, Manyama, Rantie.
Subs: Sandilands, Daniels, Gould, Mobara, Hlanti, Kekana, Jali, Claasen, Tau, Erasmus, Grobler.