The 21-year-old is making his way back after seven months on the sidelines after setting the scene alight with Amakhosi.
He will be looking to regain that form so that he can be part of coach David Notoane’s squad for the tournament that serves as qualifiers for the Olympics. South Africa are grouped with Nigeria, Ivory Coast and Zambia.
Mashiane and company got a taste of what to experience in Egypt after playing a training match in Ismalia against the Under-23 Afcon hosts on Friday along with an international friendly in Cairo that they lost 1-0.
“It was a great experience because as you all know, I spent seven months without playing football and when I got back from that injury I was called up to the national team,” Mashiane said.