Owen Da Gama Announces Bafana Line-Up To Face Mozambique
Acting head coach, Owen da Gama has announced his Bafana Bafana starting line-up ahead of the national team’s international friendly encounter against Mozambique tonight, at Estadio Nacional do Zimpeto in Maputo.
Following head coach Shakes Mashaba’s suspension on Sunday, after the team claimed a 2-1 victory over Senegal in their second 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying encounter, assistant coach D Gama was instructed to take charge of the bench leading into Bafana’s international friendly against Mozambique in Maputo.
In a press-release issued by the South African Football Association, Da Gama hinted that he would look at making a few changes to different positions in the squad, in order to give players a chance at good competition.
The 55-year-old also revealed that defender, Rivaldo Coetzee has been ruled out of the squad due to an ankle injury, which will give Da Gama a chance to assess the other available defenders for the centre-back position.
Here’s how they will line-up:
Ronwen Williams, Ramahlwe Mphahlele, Erick Mathoho, Clayton Daniels, Thulani Hlatshwayo (C), Daine Klate, Tiyani Mabunda, Hlompho Kekana, Thuso Phala, May Mahlangu, Lars Veldwijk
Subs: Brighton Mhlongo, Itumeleng Khune, Asavela Mbekile, Keagan Dolly, Mpho Makola, Ayanda Patosi, Sibusiso Vilakazi, Thulani Serero, Eleazar Rogers, Bradley Grobler
The match is scheduled take place at 19h00.