Bafana Bafana head coach Ephraim Shakes Mashaba has made four changes to the team that played to a 1-1 draw against Mauritania for the 2016 Nelson Mandela Challenge clash against Egypt.

Bafana Bafana head coach Ephraim Shakes Mashaba has made four changes to the team that played to a 1-1 draw against Mauritania for the 2016 Nelson Mandela Challenge clash against Egypt.

South Africa and The Pharaohs meet tonight (6 September) in the 22nd edition of the annual event.

The clash will take place at Orlando Stadium in Soweto.

Kickoff is at 19h05.

Mashaba will continue with Itumeleng Khune in goals, while Clayton Daniels will take the place of Ramahlwe Mphahlele at central defence alongside captain Thulani Hlatshwayo.

Tebogo Langerman and Abbubaker Mobara retain their positions at leftbback and rightback respectively.

Dean Furman returns to the starting line-up after starting from the bench against Mauritania as he replaces Hlompho Kekana. Mandla Masango has also been prefered over Maphosa Modiba with Andile Jali and Mpho Makola as the other midfielders.

Keagan Dolly has recovered from his hamstring injury and replaces Sibusiso Vilakazi while Thamsanqa Gabuza completes the starting eleven.

Dolly missed the Mauritania clash as he was still nursing a hamstring injury.

Denwin Farmer and Thabiso Kutumela are not in the match day squad, with the rest of the players starting on the bench.

NB: IN THE EVENT OF A DRAW AFTER 90 MINUTES, THERE WILL BE NO EXTRA-TIME OR PENALTIES TAKEN – THE TROPHY WILL BE SHARED, AND BOTH TEAMS WILL RECEIVE GOLD MEDALS.


South Africa XI vs Egypt:
Itumeleng Khune (GK), Abbubaker Mobara, Tebogo Langerman, Clayton Daniels, Thulani Hlatshwayo (C), Andile Jali, Dean Furman, Mpho Makola, Mandla Masango, Keagan Dolly, Thamsanqa Gabuza.

Subs;
Jackson Mabokgwane (GK), Riyaad Pieterse (GK), Tokelo Rantie, Gift Motupa, Sifiso Hlanti, Ramahlwe Mphahlele, Hlompho Kekana, Maphosa Modiba, Sibusiso Vilakazi, Diamond Thopola, Deolin Mekoa, Thapelo Morena

Not in match day squad:
Denwin Farmer, Thabiso Kutumela

MATCH OFFICIALS:
REFEREE: DAVIES OMWENO (KENYA)
ASS. REF 1: ADEN MARWA (KENYA)
ASS. REF 2: GILBERT CHERUIYOT (KENYA)
4TH OFFICIAL: VICTOR GOMES (SOUTH AFRICA)

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