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New Faces In Bafana Line Up

New Faces In Bafana Line Up

By Diogo Peral - Jan 19, 2013 04:19 PM

2013 Africa Cup of Nations

Teams: Bafana v Cape Verde

Date: 19 January 2013

Venue: National Stadium

Soccer-Laduma can confirm Bafana Bafana's starting XI for their opening game of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations against Cape Verde, with coach Gordon Igesund making some surprise changes.

The biggest surprise comes upfront, where Kaizer Chiefs' Lehlohonolo Majoro will start ahead of Mamelodi Sundowns forward Katlego Mphela. Majoro will be supported by his Chiefs teammate Bernard Parker.

In-form Orland Pirates fullback Thabo Matlaba has also done enough to convince the Bafana coach that he should start, as he comes in ahead of Tsepo Masilela.

Siyabonga Sangweni and Bongani Khumalo will control the centre of defence while Reneilwe Letsholonyane and Kagisho Dikgacoi have been deployed to command the middle of the pitch.

Igesund will be hoping that Thuso Phala and Siphiwe Tshabalala cause havoc on the flanks, while Majoro and Parker have been in decent form in front of goal in the ABSA Premiership season so far.

South Africa struggled in their last two friendly matches heading into the African showpiece, having lost 1-0 to Norway before drawing 0-0 with Algeria. But the players as well as Igesund have confidently stated that they are ready to fight for the title and will have a point to prove on Saturday.

This is how they line-up:

Bafana: Itumeleng Khune, Anele Ngcongca, Siyabonga Sangweni, Bongani Khumalo, Thabo Matlaba, Thuso Phala, Reneilwe Letsholonyane, Kagisho Dikgacoi, Siphiwe Tshabalala, Bernard Parker, Lehlohonolo Majoro.

Cape Verde: Josimar Vozinha, Fernando Varela, Elvis Babanco, Neves Nando, Luis Platini, Tony Varela, Santos Nivaldo, Marco Soares, Ramos Nhuck, Ryan Mendes, Taveres Carlitos.


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member26 Joined: 12 Jan 2013
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member26 Jan 26, 2013 09:07 PM
hey masopha gt usd 2 ds commnts-da same chps u r protctn,their sapotas were booing killer in cape town bcz dy preferred majoro and parker. so da sonner u gt use 2 those cmmnts the better for your health
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masopha_botha_nthoke Jan 22, 2013 05:43 AM
In south africa we have a serious prblm,we really like 2 complain about so many things hence we dont come up wth solutions,people r complaining about bafana being chiefs while they forget that the same chiefs they r complaining about has nothing to do wth the selection of bafana,now they r playing bad,they say chiefs is playing bad,if they were doing gud i wonder what there were saying,so lets stop this thing of supporting our respective teams in the hence of bafana cos we cnt change what is happening but support our bafana
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masopha_botha_nthoke Jan 22, 2013 05:30 AM
we must just rally bhind them nd stop criticising them,critisicing them wont bring any good 4 us nd the playas,they r there so let us give them much support cos they need us more than ever
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gudeka Jan 20, 2013 11:51 PM
Bafana are playing bull 333t
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Morulane Jan 20, 2013 05:41 PM
Mh! What canone say? These boys must be more aggressive on the middle, (Linda Buthelezi and Eric Tinckler's style of play)
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Nysthur Jan 20, 2013 03:25 PM
I wish Bucs ws selected t compete in the space of Bafazi we wud b happy cos championship is in their blood
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kenzo_mabunda Jan 20, 2013 12:58 PM
Mxm bafana bafana is finished.I'm jst waitin 4 de league I knw pirates wil myk me happy
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Dmus21 Jan 20, 2013 07:50 AM
@ Chloorkop-Style, Part of me agrees with that, the guy only raised to fame by his Marvellous 2010 goal, because to think of it after that what has he done to really be taken as really the best for BB.
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Chloorkop-style Jan 20, 2013 01:05 AM
To tell the truth ne, shabba is finished period. What a 1 leg-cow
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majoro45 Jan 19, 2013 10:06 PM
Mtho buc obua ntja swaar are u saying mphela is quality?
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Nasir13 Jan 19, 2013 10:00 PM
Imagine if SA hosted this tournament without bafana....a bliss.
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Mtho-buc Jan 19, 2013 10:00 PM
It's impossible to win when you put quantity in the field and put quality on the bench. Quantity:Chiefs players Quality:Chabangu,Rantie,Oupa,M phela,Serero and May
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madimetsha Jan 19, 2013 09:59 PM
majoro cannot trap a ball, his 1st ball is pathetic,
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Nasir13 Jan 19, 2013 09:57 PM
I enjoyed Hotstix music
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Vaphi Jan 19, 2013 09:56 PM
Politicians siad bafana will win...
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Bang083 Jan 19, 2013 09:56 PM
Atlist the game was not fixed!!!! Now we knw BB is weak!!! I hope those wu called it BAFANA BA CHIEFS are now happy!!!!
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mbungulu Jan 19, 2013 09:55 PM
BB=bafile abafana
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madimetsha Jan 19, 2013 09:55 PM
sport portfolio comeetee must reveiw de funding for bafana, this money rather b sent to morabaraba or sumthing....instead of this cows going on holiday to poland, brazil eetc, disguised as camp
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lefredo Jan 19, 2013 09:55 PM
Next time bafana bakaizer.
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Vaphi Jan 19, 2013 09:54 PM
U don't win football game on media it is a big lesson for the so-called bafana baZebraz...

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