The National under 20 team’s head coach, Shakes Mashaba, has named today the team to take on Senegal for the friendly international match against Senegal at the Stade Caroline Faye in Mbour, outside the capital Dakar.
Kickoff is at 17h00 this evening local time in Senegal (19h00 SA time).
Mashaba made two changes to the team that lost 1-0 to Mali.
Dumisani Msibi remains in goals while Modjeka Madisha moves from the center back to right back – Denwin Farmer, who will be making his first start on the tour, takes his place. Maphosa Modiba and Ayabulela Magqwakwa retain their positions in defence.
Bongani Mathebula, who played at right back against Burkina Faso and Mali, will be playing in midfield against Senegal in Pule Maraisane who starts on the bench.
Mathebula will play alongside Tlotlo Leepile, Ryan Christian and Fagrie Lakay. Upfront Mashaba will hoping Thembinkosi Mbamba and Tshepo Liphoko (who comes in for Dikgang Ngcobo) will deliver goals.
Jody February and Sphelele Luthuli have again not been considered because of injury.
This is South Africa’s third match on the tour of West Africa as they prepare for the 2015 African Youth Championship qualifier against Cameroon on Saturday, 16 August in Yaounde.
Amajita have now drawn one and lost one.
SA U20 line-up vs Mali: Dumisani Msibi (GK), Modjeka Madisha, Maphosa Modiba, Denwin Farmer, Ayabulela Magqwakwa (C), Bongani Mathebula, Tlotlo Leepile, Ryan Christian, Fagrie Lakay, Thembinkosi Mbamba, Tshepo Liphoko
Subs: Jethren Barr (GK), Yagan Sasman, Pule Maraisane, Dikgang Ngcobo, Ndabayithethwa Ndlondlo, Bandile Shandu and Skhumbuzo Mazibuko