By Matabo Manala
Ephraim “Shakes” Mashaba has picked his starting eleven that will face Mauritania tonight at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit.
Bafana Bafana coach has decided to pick Thulani ‘Tyson’ Hlatshwayo as his captain for the game tonight and also hopes to erase the memories of the 3-1 loss they recieved from tonight’s visitors back last year.
Even though Bafana will not qualify for next year’s African Cup of Nations tournament happening in Gabon, they are going out tonight to play for pride and avenge the defeat they suffered from the Mauritanians last year. Mamelodi Sundowns winger Keagan Dolly will not feature in tonight’s fixture as he has a hamstring injury he still needs to nurse according to the SAFA website.
Here is how Shakes Mashaba’s lineup is going to look like:
Itumeleng Khune, Abubakar Mobara, Tebogo Langerman, Ramahle Mpahlele, Thulani Hlatshwayo (c), Andile Jali, Hlompo Kekana, Mpho Makola, Aubrey Modiba, Sbusiso Vilakazi, Thamsanqa Gabuza
Substitutes: Jackson Mabokgwane, Clayton Daniels, Dean Furman, Mandla Masango, Tokelo Rantie, Gift Motupa, Sifiso Hlanti