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Doc Picks His Bafana XI For Nigeria

South Africa and Kaizer Chiefs legend Theophilus Doctor Khumalo has revealed the Bafana Bafana starting XI he would pick to face Nigeria.

Both rivals face each other at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo on Friday night, with the match kicking off at 21:00 SAST.

It’s a critical game for both side’s 2026 FIFA World Cup qualification after Bafana started with a 2-1 win over Benin and 2-0 defeat to Rwanda, while Nigeria drew 1-1 with Lesotho and Zimbabwe, respectively.

As a consequence, the loser of today’s tie would fall behind in Group C after three matches played.

With Hugo Broos announcing a competitive 26-man squad, with near full-fitness, apart from Grant Kekana, ’16V’ picked his starting XI.

The Chiefs legend named seven Mamelodi Sundowns players in his line-up, in addition to Nkosinathi Sibisi, Patrick Maswanganyi, Sphelele Sithole and Lyle Foster.

“In this line-up of mine, it’s 4-4-1-1,” Khumalo said on the 10Bet DNA Podcast.

Below is Khumalo’s Bafana XI in full:

  • Ronwen Williams
  • Khuliso Mudau
  • Mothobi Mvala
  • Nkosinathi Sibisi
  • Aubrey Modiba
  • Teboho Mokoena
  • Sphelele Sithole
  • Patrick Maswanganyi
  • Themba Zwane
  • Percy Tau
  • Lyle Foster

A win over the Super Eagles, will see Bafana topple Lesotho at the top of the group, following their memorable 2-0 win over Zimbabwe in Friday afternoon’s earlier kick-off.

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