Starting XI: Bafana v Cape Verde
2018 World Cup Qualifier Starting XI: Bafana Bafana v Cape Verde 05 September 2017
2018 World Cup Qualifier
Teams: Bafana Bafana v Cape Verde
Date: 05 September 2017
Venue: Moses Mabhida Stadium
The action is heating up as teams still aim to make the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals in Russia next year.
South Africa host Cape Verde at the Moses Mabhida Stadium and will be looking to get their campaign back on track after losing out 2 – 1 to their visitors in Praia last Friday.
The match is scheduled to get underway at 19h00.
The Islanders had never beaten Bafana Bafana prior to their triumph last week and were without a point after losing out to the other two group D candidates.
Lucio Antunez’ men will surely be buoyed by their comeback victory against a much fancied Bafana Bafana outfit and the coach will be looking for much more of the same from his troops in Durban.
Coach Stuart Baxter will want to forget about his team’s dismal showing and will be hoping for a much better performance if his team is to have any chance of qualifying for Russia 2018.
The fortunate part for both teams is that their counterparts in their group played to a goalless draw, leaving the group wide open as just two points separate Burkina Faso who lead the group with five points and Cape Verde who crop the group with three points.
It’s all to play for at Moses Mabhida stadium as Bafana Bafana and Cape Verde look to climb higher up the table.
Here's how they line up:
Bafana: Sandilands, Gould, Hlatshwayo, Hlanti, Mphahlele, Furman, Kekana, Zwane, Dolly, Grobler, Rantie.
Cape Verde: Dias, Almeida, Pereira, Rodrigues Dos Santos, Da Druz, Soares, Rocha, Rodrigues, Mendes, Tavares.