Starting XI: Bafana v Tanzania
COSAFA Cup Starting XI: Bafana Bafana v Tanzania 02 July 2017
Teams: South Africa v Tanzania
Date: 02 July 2017
Venue: Royal Bafokeng Stadium
Bafana Bafana begin their quest to defend their COSAFA Cup title against Tanzania this afternoon.
The match is scheduled to get underway at 17h00.
Bafana won the last edition under the stewardship of Shakes Mashaba last year.
Tanzani booked their spot in the quarterfinals after finishing top of Group A ahead of Angola, Mauritius and Malawi.
Stuart Baxter's charges have been hit by injury in the build up, as Cape Town City star Aubrey Ngoma was withdrawn from the squad. He was replaced by Cole Alexander.
Liam Jordan and Judas Moseamedi will lead the attack for Bafana, while Orlando Pirates winger, Riyaad Norodien was drafted into the squad after Thabo Cele was re-called by his club in Portugal.
Here's how they line up:
Bafana: Pule (GK), Mukumela, Maela, Gordinho, Booysen, Masalesa (c), Alexander, Norodien, Webber, Jordan, Moseamedi.
Subs: Johnson (GK), Bvuma (GK), Malepe, Mvala, Sibiya, Mokate, Mthethwa, Maboe, Mbatha.