Bafana Bafana captain and goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune has been officially ruled out of Sunday's crucial game against Nigeria in the CHAN tournament.
Khune will likely be replaced by back-up Moeneeb Josephs in goal, while Thabo Nthethe is expected to wear the captain's band.
Gordon Igesund looks to have decided not to risk the Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper, who picked up an ankle injury in Bafana's last match against Mali.
Bafana Bafana's official Twitter account tweeted on Saturday morning, "Khune officially ruled out of Nigeria match. Josephs likely to take his place. Nthethe will captain the side."
Nigeria and South Africa meet in their last Group match of the CHAN competition, with Nigeria needing to win to qualify for the knockout stage, while a draw or a win will be enough for the South African side.