Striker Dino Ndlovu during Bafana training. Samuel Shivambu BackpagePix

Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter has made just one change to the starting line-up for today’s Africa Cup of Nations clash against Seychelles away.

Baxter has opted to bring back Dino Ndlovu in midfield for Aubrey Modiba from the team that smashed the Indian Ocean islanders 6-0 at the FNB Stadium on Saturday.

It is a surprising decision, though, as Modiba was impressive in supplying crosses from the left-hand side.

The SuperSport United left winger, who was a late call-up to the squad, provided width down the line, and actually delivered the corner kick that led to captain Thulani Hlatshwayo’s headed goal.

Modiba dovetailed well with Sifiso Hlanti on the left, so it will be interesting to see Baxter’s formation for this afternoon’s clash at Stade Linité in Victoria, Seychelles.

Percy Tau could operate a bit wider, allowing Lebo Mothiba to play as a lone striker, while Ndlovu and Lebohang Maboe will also push forward from midfield.

The match will be broadcast live on SABC1 and SuperSport 4, with kickoff at 3.30pm SA time.

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Bafana Bafana Team

Itumeleng Khune, Ramahlwe Mphahlele, Sifiso Hlanti, Buhle Mkhwanazi, Thulani Hlatshwayo, (captain) Dino Ndlovu, Dean Furman, Lebohang Maboe, Kamohelo Mokotjo, Percy Tau, Lebo Mothiba.

Substitutes: Darren Keet, Motjeka Madisha, Thembinkosi Lorch, Aubrey Modiba, Teboho Mokoena, Innocent Maela, Hlompho Kekana.

 

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