Bafana Bafana starting lineup vs Namibia
Bafana squad in full:
Goalkeepers: Darren Keet (OHL, Belgium), Ronwen Williams (SuperSport United), Ricardo Goss (Mamelodi Sundowns)
Defenders: Thibang Phete (Belenenses, Portugal), Motjeka Madisha, Mosa Lebusa (Mamelodi Sundowns), Sifiso Hlanti (Unattached), Thulani Hlatswayo, Innocent Maela (Orlando Pirates), Reeve Frosler (Kaizer Chiefs), Abbubaker Mobara (Cape Town City)
Midfielders: Andile Jali, Mothobi Mvala, Themba Zwane (all Mamelodi Sundowns), Teboho Mokoena, Sipho Mbule (SuperSport United), Thabo Nodada (Cape Town City), Gladwin Sitholo (Orlando Pirates), Keagan Dolly (Montpellier, France)
Forwards: Percy Tau (Anderlecht, Belgium), Kermit Erasmus (Mamelodi Sundowns), Lebogang Manyama (Kaizer Chiefs), Thabiso Kutumela (Maritzburg United), Luther Singh (Pacos de Ferreira, Portugal), Kurt Abrahams (Westerlo, Belgium)
The Namibia squad:
Goalkeepers: Ratanda Mbazuvara, Kamaijanda Ndisiro, Lodyt Kazapua, Virgil Vries
Defenders: Chris Katjiukua, Riaan Hanamub, Gebhardt Ananias, Emilio Martin, Vitapi Ngaruka, Larry Horaeb, Approcius Petrus, Rehabeam Mbango, Erasmus Ikeinge, Denzil Haoseb, Kleopas Nuukushu
“Times are tough and Covid-19 has ravaged the world. It was always going to be challenge for us to travel,” Haikali said.
“Thanks to Air Namibia for hearing my plea and making this trip possible. It will surely go a long way in helping the boys focus and prepare for the battle against South Africa and the road ahead.”
Midfielders: Dynamo Fredericks, Immanuel Heita, Wendell Rudath, Gustav Isaak, Alfeus Handura, Llewelyn Stanley, Absalom Iimbondi, Wesley Katjiteo, Marcel Papama
Forwards: Elmo Kambindu, Issaskar Gurirab, Panduleni Nekundi, Monis Omseb, Peter Shalulile, Joslin Kamatuka.
“In terms of how we want him [Manyama] to play, we’ve selected him as a striker. We will be working on him at training to prepare him for the position that we want him to play,” said Ntseki after announcing his squad.
“He has played before as a striker but for the role that we are bringing him in is a different one. That’s why we have him as a striker even though people are saying he has done well as a midfielder for Chiefs,” he added.
“We have more of a profile for him where he played as a striker and he did very well.”