Starting XI: Bafana v Zambia
14 November 2012
Nelson Mandela Challenge
Teams: Bafana v Zambia
Date: 14 November 2012
Venue: Soccer City
Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund's team seems to be taking shape as they host African champions Zambia in the Nelson Mandela Challenge on Wednesday night.
The South Africa coach has kept eight players in the starting line up from their recent 2-1 friendly win over the Harambee Stars of Kenya in their last outing.
Anele Ngcongca will start while Thabo Nthethe moves to fill the place of the injured Siyabonga Sangweni, while Siphiwe Tshabalala has lost his place in the starting XI to the in-form Sifiso Myeni - who will be assisting Bernard Parker and Tokelo Rantie in attack.
Kagisho Dikgacoi and Dean Furman remain as the chosen pair to shut up midfield while new boy Ricardo Nunes keeps his place as Igesund looks to use his set-piece abilities.
Darren Keet was hoping to get a start against Chipolopolo, but Igesund has opted to stick with the experienced Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune.
This is how they line up:
Bafana: Itumeleng Khune, Anele Ngcongca, Bongani Khumalo, Thabo Nthethe, Ricardo Nunes, Lerato Chabangu, Dean Furman, Kagisho Dikgacoi, Sifiso Myeni, Bernard Parker, Tokelo Rantie.
Zambia: Kennedy Mweene, Davis Nkausu, Nathan Sinkala, Stoppila Sunzu, Joseph Musonda, Jacob Mulenga, Emmanuel Mayuka, Chisamba Lungu, Christopher Katongo, Hichani Himoonde, Isaac Chansa.