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Bafana Starting XI v Nigeria

Stuart Baxter has named his Bafana Bafana starting line-up to face Nigeria in their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.

South Africa missed the out on the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, after failing to qualify and they will hope to get their qualifying campaign off to a winning start.

Nigeria, who also missed the last Afcon, prepared for this encounter with a comfortable 3-0 win over Togo last weekend.

Thulani Hlatshwayo has been named Bafana's captain and will partner Erick Mathoho in the defence.

Tokelo Rantie will lead the attack on his return to the national set-up, while Dean Furman partners Bongani Zungu in the heart of the midfield.

Here's how they line up:
 
Starting XI: Khune, Mphahlele, Langerman, Mathoho, Hlatshwayo (c), Furman, Zungu, Zwane, Dolly, Vilakazi, Rantie.
 
Substitutes: Keet, Jali, Tau, Mabunda, Gordinho, Manyama, Mobara

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