Stuart Baxter names his starting XI v Nigeria
Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter has named his starting line-up to take on the Super Eagles of Nigeria in the much anticipated Africa Cup of Nations clash of the African giants in Uyo this evening.
Regular goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune mans the post while the back four will consist of Ramahlwe Mphahlele, Tebogo Langerman, Erick Mathoho and captain Thulani Hlatshwayo.
The midfield will be made up of Dean Furman, Bongani Zungu, Themba Zwane and Keagan Dolly while Sibusiso Vilakazi and Tokelo Rantie will spearhead the attack.
Starting line up: Itumeleng Khune, Ramahlwe Mphahlele, Tebogo Langerman, Erick Mathoho, Thulani Hlatshwayo (c), Dean Furman, Bongani Zungu, Themba Zwane, Keagan Dolly, Sibusiso Vilakazi, Tokelo Rantie.
Baxter said striker Kermit Erasmus has been ruled out of the game through a recurring injury.
Subs: Darren Keet, Andile Jali, Percy Tau, Tiyani Mabunda, Lorenzo Gordinho, Lebogang Manyama, Abubbaker Mobara.