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Bafana Bafana starting XI vs Angola: Kekana and Hlongwane dropped, Sekgota starts

21:13 EAT 17/11/2022
Kgagelo Sekgota of South Africa.
After wins against Sierra Leone, Botswana and Mozambique, South Africa are looking for a straight fourth victory

South Africa head coach Hugo Broos has named his starting XI to take on Angola in a friendly on Sunday at the Mbombela Stadium.

After beating Mozambique 2-1 at the same stadium on Thursday, Broos has another chance to test his players, as their focus is firmly on the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in March 2023.

How Bafana are lining up:

  • Ronwen Williams, Bafana Bafana, November 2022

    Ronwen Williams

    Although he committed an early error that almost handed Mozambique an opener, Williams starts again.

    He has been preferred again ahead of Veli Mothwa and Melusi Buthelezi.

  • Sydney Mobbie Bafana Bafana.

    Sydney Mobbie

    The Sekhukhune United fullback starts again.

    He grabbed an assist against Mozambique, and this should motivate him as he faces Angola.

  • Aubrey Modiba

    He scored against Sierra Leone in September, started against Mozambique, and keeps his place as they entertain Angola.

  • Rushine de Reuck Bafana Bafana.

    Rushine de Reuck

    His error gave Mozambique the lead, but as he starts again, he should hope for a far better performance in order to atone for his mistake.

  • Kylian Mbappe, France & Siyanda Xulu, Bafana Bafana, March 2022

    Siyanda Xulu

    The experienced defender will partner with an equally experienced De Reuck at the heart of the Bafana’s defence.

  • Teboho Mokoena of South Africa.

    Teboho Mokoena

    The 25-year-old midfielder has been a regular starter under Broos.

    He will man the midfield alongside Timm as they look to control that department and contain the opponents effectively.

  • Luke Le Roux, Bafana Bafana, September 2022

    Luke le Roux

    Le Roux was given his South Africa debut against Sierra Leone, came on for Themba Zwane against Mozambique, and earns a start as Bafana face Angola.

  • Themba Zwane of South Africa.

    Themba Zwane

    Zwane continues to make his presence felt on the national team since he was recalled.

    He was one of the outstanding players against Mozambique and is expected to do even better against Mozambique.

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

    Kgaogelo Sekgota

    The Kaizer Chiefs forward starts as a left forward as Bongokuhle Hlongwane drops to the bench.

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

    Fagrie Lakay

    Lakay came on for Monnapule Saleng late in the second half of the last game, but this time around, he starts.

    Saleng is among the substitutes.

  • Zakhele Lepasa of South Africa.

    Zakhele Lepasa

    Mozambique managed to keep him at bay for almost the entire match.

    He, however, remains the focal point in Bafana’s attacking department.