Kamohelo Mokotjo and Lebohang Maboe have paid the price for the defeat to the Ivory Coast after they were dropped to the bench for Bafana Bafana’s must-win Africa Cup of Nations clash with Namibia on Friday night.
Mokotjo and Maboe were unable to spark the South African attack against the Ivorians in the 1-0 defeat in Cairo on Monday, and coach Stuart Baxter has wielded the axe.
Bongani Zungu and Sibusiso Vilakazi have been brought in to spice up Bafana’s creativity against the Brave Warriors at the Al Salam Stadium (10pm SA time kickoff).
They will be joined by another new face in midfield, Mamelodi Sundowns captain Hlompho Kekana, who replaces the injured Dean Furman.
Kekana can certainly break up attacks from the opposition, but is probably better equipped to also push forward himself.