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Bafana Bafana's predicted starting XI to face Mozambique in Mpumalanga

5:04 PM GMT+4 16/11/2022
Bafana Bafana players, September 2022
Bafana will be back in action this week as preparations for next March's 2023 Afcon qualifiers continue.

South Africa will play host to their neighbours, Mozambique at the 2010 Fifa World Cup venue, Mbombela Stadium on Thursday.
The friendly match will present coach Hugo Broos with an opportunity to assess his team as part of the preparations for next March's 2023 Afcon qualifiers against Liberia.
GOAL predicts Bafana Bafana's starting line-up ahead of the game against Mambas.

  • Ronwen Williams Bafana

    GOALKEEPER - Ronwen Williams

    The Bafana captain kept a clean sheet as South Africa thumped Sierra Leone 4-0 two months ago and he will be confident of keeping another clean sheet. 

  • Thapelo Morena, Bafana Bafana, November 2020

    RIGHT-BACK - Thapelo Morena

    With his Mamelodi Sundowns teammate Khuliso Mudau having fallen out of favour, the Randfontein-born full-back is expected to start.

  • Aubrey Modiba, Bafana Bafana, September 2022

    LEFT-BACK - Aubrey Modiba

    The set-piece specialist was one of Bafana's standout performers against Sierra Leone - scoring a goal and he looks set to keep his place in the team with Broos having promised not to make too many changes to the team that faced the Leone Stars.

  • Rushine De Reuck Bafana

    CENTRAL DEFENDER - Rushine de Deuck

    The 26-year-old is most likely to start at the heart of the Bafana defence - getting the nod ahead of his Sundowns teammate Grant Kekana due to his international experience.

  • Siyanda Xulu, Bafana Bafana, March 2021

    CENTRAL DEFENDER - Siyanda Xulu

    The experienced central defender is one of the leaders in Broos' team and he is expected to start when he is match fit having enjoyed regular game time at his Azerbaijani club Turan Tovuz.

  • Teboho Mokoena, Bafana Bafana, August 2021

    CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - Teboho Mokoena

    The 2018/19 PSL Young Player of the Season, who scored a stunning free-kick against Botswana two months ago, is one of Broos' key midfielders.

  • Luke Le Roux, Bafana Bafana, September 2022


    The Sweden-based youngster caught the eye on his debut for South Africa's senior national team which came against Sierra Leone and he looks set to start once again.

  • Themba Zwane Bafana Bafana.


    The veteran attacker was undoubtedly Bafana's best player during the last Fifa break - scoring twice against Sierra Leone and he has cemented his place in Broos' side.

  • Alex Bangura, Sierra Leone & Kgaogelo Sekgota, Bafana Bafana, November 2022

    RIGHT FORWARD - Kgaogelo Sekgota

    The Kaizer Chiefs winger, who was praised by Broos during the previous Bafana camp, will be looking to use his blistering speed and accurate crosses to hurt the Mambas.

  • Fagrie Lakay of South Africa challenged by Brendan Galloway of Zimbabwe, November 2021

    LEFT FORWARD - Fagrie Lakay

    The Cape Town-born attacker could be handed a starting berth on his return to the national team with Mihlali Mayambela missing due to an injury. 

  • Zakhele Lepasa Bafana Bafana.

    CENTRE FORWARD - Zakhele Lepasa

    The Pirates striker was also lauded by Broos two months ago after he grabbed two assists against Sierra Leone and he should lead South Africa's attack once again.