Itumeleng Khune, Erick ‘Tower’ Mathoho and Ramahlwe Mphahlele all start in this afternoon’s friendly of Bafana Bafana against Guinea-Bissau.
Stand-in coach Owen de Gama made the announcement earlier today.
Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Khune will captain the side. Mphahlele will be at right-back, while ‘Tower’ will partner Bidvest Wits’ Thulani Hlatswayo in the centre of defence.
Amakhosi’s other centre-back, Lorenzo Gordinho, will start the game on the bench. It’s the young Glamour Boy’s first Bafana Bafana call-up
The friendly match between South Africa and Guinea-Bissau will be played at Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium (kick-off at 15:00).
Bafana Bafana XI vs Guinea-Bissau:
Itumeleng Khune (GK) (c), Ramahlwe Mphahlele, Tebogo Langerman, Thulani Hlatshwayo, Erick Mathoho, Kamohelo Mokotjo, Dean Furman, Keagan Dolly, Themba Zwane, Thulani Serero, Kermit Erasmus.
Darren Keet (GK), Rivaldo Coetzee, Lorenzo Gordinho, Diamond Thopola, Hlompo Kekana, Thabo Mnyamane, Andile Jali, Tiyani Mabunda, Lebohang Manyama, Percy Tau, Lars Veldwijk, Luther Singh
Walters (GK) and Mahlambi