Bafana Bafana starting line-up vs Sao Tome and Principe for 2021 AFCON

POLOKWANE, SOUTH AFRICA - NOVEMBER 08: General view of the players during the South African national mens soccer team training session at New Peter Mokaba Stadium on November 08, 2016 in Polokwane, South Africa. (Photo by Philip Maeta/Gallo Images)

Bafana Bafana coach Molefi Ntseki has made two changes to his starting line-up for their clash against Sao Tome and Principe at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium this afternoon.

In the return fixture that was agreed between the two football federations to be played in South Africa for travelling convenience during the Covid-19 pandemic, Ntseki has opted for two changes.

Lyle Lakay slots in for Innocent Maela at left-back after the Orlando Pirates defender was ruled out through injury, while Bongani Zungu – who enjoyed a memorable cameo on Friday evening – comes in for Kamohelo Mokotjo.

The Rangers midfielder produced a dynamic performance in the half-an-hour he was called upon for in Durban, clearly leaving an impression on Ntseki.

Pirates winger Vincent Pule has also been declared ‘medically unfit’ to feature in this afternoon’s encounter, which will not be televised to the public.

Bafana line-up in full:

Ronwen Williams, Thapelo Morena, Lyle Lakay, Thulani Hlatshwayo (c), Mosa Lebusa, Dean Furman, Bongani Zungu, Themba Zwane, Keagan Dolly, Percy Tau, Lebogang Manyama

Substitutes: Darren Keet, Itumeleng Khune, Siyabonga Dube, Motjeka Madisha, Rushine De Reuck, Tebogo Mokoena, Kamohelo Mokotjo, Thabo Nodada, Siyethemba Sithebe, Thabiso Kutumela, Luther Singh, Kermit Erasmus

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