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Starting XI: Algeria v South Africa

Africa Cup of Nations - Group C
 
Teams: Algeria v South Africa
 
Date: 19 January 2015
 
Venue: Estadio de Mongomo
 
Bafana Bafana begin their Africa Cup of Nations campaign with a clash against Algeria at the Estadio de Mongomo.
 
The Match is scheduled to get underway at 21h00.
 
Eric Mathoho and Renielwe Letsholonyane will sit out Bafana's first clash,as they are both serving a one match suspension.
 
Dean Furman has been re-instated as captain, after Andile Jali wore the armband during the side's 3-0 win over Mali.
 
Algeria, meanwhile, come into this tournament as the highest ranked African team in the tournament, following their strong showings in 2014.
 
The Desert Warriors have only won the tournament on one occasion, beating Nigeria 1-0 in the 1990 final.
 
While, Algeria head coach,  Christian Gourcuff, will be looking to his star trio, Sofiane Feghouli, Islam Slimani and Yacine Brahimi to bang in the goals.
 
Here is how they will line up:
 
Algeria: M'Boli, Mandi, Medjani, Halliche, Ghoulam, Feghouli, Bentaleb, Lacen, Mahrez, Brahimi, Slimani
 
South Africa: Darren Keet, Anele Ngcongca, Thabo Matlaba, Thulani Hlatshwayo, Rivaldo Coetzee, Dean Furman (C), Andile Jali, Oupa Manyisa, Thusa Phala, Sibusiso Vilakazi, Tokelo Rantie
 
Bafana Bafana's clash with Algeria on 19 January 2015, will be broadcast on SuperSport 4 at 21h00.
 

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