Bafana make six changes for Mali friendly
Bongani Ndulula will lead the attack alongside Sibusiso Vilakazi.
CAPE TOWN - Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba has made six changes to the squad which will face Mali in an Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) warm-up match to be played in Gabon today.
Jackson Mabokgwane gets his first Bafana start between the posts ahead of Brilliant Khuzwayo.
Siyabonga Nhlapho will fill in the right-back spot, while Anele Ngcongca takes up a central defensive spot alongside Thulani Hlatshwayo. Thabo Matlaba retains his place at left-back.
Captain Andile Jali and Dean Furman will control the middle of the park with Thuso Phala and Mandla Masango managing the wings.
Bongani Ndulula returns to lead the attack alongside Sibusiso Vilakazi.
The Afcon tournament in Equatorial Guinea begins on 17 January and runs until 8 February.
In Bafana's previous warm-up matches the team beat Zambia 1-0 and drew 1-1 with Cameroon.
Jackson Mabokgwane (GK), Siyabonga Nhlapho, Thabo Matlaba, Thulani Hlatshwayo, Anele Ngcongca, Dean Furman, Andile Jali (C), Mandla Masango, Thuso Phala, Bongani Ndulula, Sibusiso Vilakazi
Subs: Darren Keet (GK), Brilliant Khuzwayo (GK), Ayanda Gcaba, Eric Mathoho, Thamsanqa Sangweni, Themba Zwane, Oupa Manyisa, Reneilwe Letsholonyane, Bongani Zungu, Bernard Parker