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Bafana Starting XI for Crunch eSwatini Tie Announced

Bafana Bafana coach Helman Mkhalele has announced his starting XI for the 2024 COSAFA Cup Group A do-or-die clash against eSwatini at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Gqeberha this afternoon.

The tournament hosts have so far stuttered, recording 1-1 and 0-0 draws against Mozambique and Botswana, respectively, and will need to grind out the necessary three points if they are to advance to the last four. Only three group winners, along with the best runner-up, will qualify for the semis.

In head-to-head stats, South Africa boasts an unbeaten record against Sihlangu Semnikati in 10 meetings dating back as far as 2000. Bafana Bafana have come away with eight wins and two draws.

Here’s how they line up this afternoon:

Bafana XI: Mpoto, Matuludi, Moloisane, Dortley, Modise, Bern, Brooks, Cupido, Rhodes, Velebayi, Sibanyoni.

Subs: Xulu, Mzimela, Thikazi, Titus, Kammies, Mcaba, Mojela, Van Wyk, Moremi, K. Cupido, Poggenpoel.

eSwatini XI: Gama, N. Dlamini, Mavuso, Shabalala, A. Magulula, Shongwe, Philiso, Machawe, Ndukuzempi, Manana, Masangane.

Subs: S. Magagula, Siphosethu, Thwala, Matsebula, Ginindza, Sambulo, Manyisa, S. Dlamini, C. Dlamini, Thabo, Vusumuzi.

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