Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter has picked a strong line-up to face
Perhaps the only surprise is that of Sibusiso Vilakazi playing just behind striker Tokelo Rantie, who returns to the side having missed the two 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Burkina Faso and Senegal late last year.
French-based striker Kermit Erasmus was left out due to a hamstring niggle, while Thamsanqa Gabuza didn’t make the cut either.
“I toyed around with the idea of picking Kermit Erasmus alongside Rantie, but he is injured and didn’t recover from that stomach bug (as well) before we left
“I also thought about a three-man defensive midfield just to be a bit cautious, but I have gone with two in Bongani Zungu and Dean Furman.
“I have left Gabuza out of the side because of the way
The game is at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium and kickoff is at 6pm SA time on Saturday.
Bafana Bafana Team
Itumeleng Khune; Ramahlwe Mphahlele, Tebogo Langerman, Mulomowandau Mathoho, Thulani Hlatshwayo (captain); Dean Furman, Bongani Zungu, Themba Zwane, Keagan Dolly; Sibusiso Vilakazi, Tokelo Rantie.
Substitutes: Darren Keet, Abbubaker Mobara, Lorenzo Gordinho, Andile Jali, Tiyani Mabunda, Percy Tau, Lebogang Manyama.IOL Sport