Bafana Bafana vs Namibia starting 11

South Africa play host to neighbours Namibia at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg on Thursday, with the match kicking off at 18:00.

SuperSport United goalkeeper Ronwen Williams has been handed the captain’s armband for the encounter, while Portugal-based Thibang Phete makes his debut in a back four that includes Mosa Lebusa, Innocent Maela and Reeve Frosler.

SAFA has confirmed that the quartet of Thulani Hlatshwayo, Andile Jali, Themba Zwane and Darren Keet were not considered for the match, while Lebohang Manyama misses out as he is undergoing treatment for a lower back strain.

Starting XI: Ronwen Williams (C); Reeve Frosler, Innocent Maela, Thibang Phete, Mosa Lebusa; Mothobi Mvala, Siyethemba Sithebe, Thabo Nodada; Keagan Dolly, Luther Singh, Kermit Erasmus

Subs: Ricardo Goss (GK), S’fiso Hlanti, Motjeka Madisha, Abubaker Mobara, Teboho Mokoena, Gladwin Shitolo, Thabiso Kutumela, Lyle Foster, Percy Tau

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