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Phakaaathi Reporter
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8 Mar 2017
2:19 pm

Senong names starting XI for Zambia clash

Phakaaathi Reporter

Amajita coach Thabo Senong, has made three changes to the team that will face Zambia in the semi-final of the 2017 Caf U20 Africa Cup of Nations.

South Africa U20 players celebrate a goal (Guy Suffo/BackpagePix)

The clash is set to take place this evening at National Heroes Stadium, in Lusaka, Zambia.

Goalkeeper Mondli Mpoto retains his place in goals.

Left back Notha Ngcobo returns while Thendo Mukumela is the other fullback. Captain Tercious Malepe will partner with Sandile Mthethwa in central defence.

Wiseman Meyiwa will anchor the midfield with Teboho Mokoena, while the trio of Luther Singh, Grant Margemen and Sibongakonke Mbatha will form part of the attacking unit.

SuperSport United striker Khanyisa Mayo makes his debut in the tournament as the lone striker.

Here is the lineup:

South Africa XI: Mondli Mpoto (GK); Notha Ngcobo; Thendo Mukumela; Tercious Malepe (C); Sandile Mthethwa; Wiseman Meyiwa; Teboho Mokoena; Luther Singh; Grant Margeman; Sibongakonke Mbatha; Khanyisa Mayo

Subs: Sanele Tshabalala; Khulekani Khubeka; Siyabonga Ngezana; Katlego Mohamme; Aghmat Ceres; Sipho Mbule; Kobamelo Kodisang; Itumeleng Shopane; Liam Jordan