Bruce Bvuma, Kgotso Moleko, Sibusiso Khumalo and Dumsani Zuma will all start for Bafana Bafana in this Saturday afternoon’s crucial second leg of the 2018 Chan qualifier against Zambia.
South Africa drew 2-2 in the first leg. Today’s match will take place in Zambia at Ndola’s Levy Mwanawasa Stadium (kick-off is at 15:00).
The 17-year-old Meyiwa will start on the bench, while Ryan Moon had to be withdrawn from the South African squad due to an injury. It will be Moleko’s first South African national team cap.
Bafana Bafana’s only chance of qualifying for the Chan tournament in Kenya early next year will be a win or at least a 3-3 draw.
Should there be no victor, that’s if the match ends 2-2 today, there will be no extra time but a penalty shootout will determine the winner.
South Africa: Bvuma, Moleko, Khumalo, Booysen, Pietersen, Mntambo, Kumalo, Shongwe, Zuma, Ntshangase, Ntuli.
Subs: Hoffman (GK), Modise, Ndiki, Phohlongo, Meyiwa, Webber, Mabasa.