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Durban buzzing ahead of Bafana Afcon qualifier

Shakes Mashaba handed over the vacant captain’s armband to Dean Furman.

#SAvSUD Fans excited ahead of the big #Afcon2015 clash. Picture: Marc Lewis/EWN

KWAZULU-NATAL - Durban is buzzing today ahead of Bafana Bafana's crunch African Cup of Nations (Afcon) 2015 qualifier against Sudan.

South Africans from all over the country have come to the East Coast to hopefully watch the national football team qualify for its first tournament in eight years.

#SAvSUD Fans, carry Senzo Meyiwa posters, make their way into Moses Mabhida. #AFCON2015 https://t.co/RGv3LsLOAj

Shakes Mashaba handed over the vacant captain's armband to Dean Furman.

The playmaker's been an integral part of the team in recent times will now lead the side in the absence of the late Senzo Meyiwa while the position of goal keeper will be taken up by Darren Keet.

#SAvSUD Fans excited ahead of the big #AFCON2015 clash! https://t.co/QacN459M3D

It's the first time the national team will take to the field since the murder of Meyiwa.

Meyiwa was shot dead in a house robbery last month.

Kickoff is at 3pm.