Bafana coach Hugo Broos makes four changes to the team to take on Ethiopia

12 October 2021 - 17:35
Bafana Bafana training at FNB Stadium ahead of the 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifier against Ethiopia
Bafana Bafana training at FNB Stadium ahead of the 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifier against Ethiopia
Image: Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images

Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos has made four changes to the team to face Ethiopia in the crucial 2022 Qatar Fifa World Cup qualifier at FNB Stadium in Soweto on Tuesday (6pm).

In the changes from the team that beat the selfsame Ethiopia 3-1 last weekend, Kaizer Chiefs defender Njabulo Ngcobo comes in for Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Mothobi Mvala and Sekhukune United midfielder Yusuf Maart gets a rare start in the place of Ethan Brooks of TS Galaxy.

Elsewhere, Victory Letsoalo is starting in the place of Thabiso Kutumela and Evidence Makgopa is starting in the place of Tshegofatsho Mabasa in what is a promising attacking line.

Goalkeeper Ronwen Williams will continue to lead the team, Siyanda Xulu of Hapoel Tel Aviv and Rushine de Reuck of Mamelodi Sundowns will marshal the defence while Maart and Teboho Mokoena of SuperSport United will be the midfield kingpins.

The match will be for the first time since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic more than a year ago that 2,000 fans are allowed into the stadium and a few had already made their way there an hour before kickoff.

Bafana go into this match sitting on top of Group G with seven points, and they will be looking to complete a double over Ethiopia, who they convincingly beat 3-1 away from home at the weekend.

Bafana starting line-up: Williams, Mobbie, Xulu, De Reuck, Mashego, Ngcobo, Maart, Mokoena, Letsoalo, Makgopa, Hlongwane.

Subs: Mothwa, Bvuma, Blom, Brooks, Donn, Kutumela, Zuke, Fleurs, Hlanti, Mabasa.

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