With the match against France set to take place on Tuesday, Bafana coach Hugo Broos is set to balance his squad carefully as he looks to test out all his options after fielding a largely unfamiliar Bafana Bafana lineup in the game against Guinea that ended in a draw.
In the opposite camp, top French players such as Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante will be available for selection on Tuesday night, and now it’s also been confirmed that Paris Saint-Germain superstar Kylian Mbappe has overcome a ENT infection.
“He (Mbappe) is much better, he will be there on Tuesday,” France coach Didier Deschamps said as per ESPN h/t TF1.
Kick-off is at 21:15 SA time, with SuperSport announcing that the match will be broadcast all the way down to the Access package.
Meanwhile, Bafana coach Hugo Broos has confirmed the likes of Nyiko Mobbie and Fagrie Lakay will have a chance to ‘show their qualities’ against France.
“There will be a different team. There will be 11 other players. It will be a different team because before this camp I said that I will give every player some minutes,” Broos told Safa media.
“So we started in the game against Guinea. We will do the same thing against France. There will be new players again. Mobbie was not there, Lakay was not there, so they will play against France for sure because I want to give them a chance to show their qualities.”
HERE IS THE UPDATED BAFANA BAFANA SQUAD:
Goalkeepers (3): Ronwen Williams (SuperSport United), Bruce Bvuma (Kaizer Chiefs), Veli Mothwa (AmaZulu)
Defenders (9): Nyiko Mobbie (Sekhukhune United), Khuliso Mudau (Mamelodi Sundowns), Terrence Mashego (Cape Town City), Lyle Lakay (Mamelodi Sundowns), Rushine De Reuck (Mamelodi Sundowns), Siyanda Xulu (unattached), Athenkosi Mcaba (Stellenbosch FC), Nkosinathi Sibisi (Golden Arrows), Bandile Shandu (Orlando Pirates)
Midfielders (6): Ethan Brooks (TS Galaxy), Keagan Dolly (Kaizer Chiefs), Teboho Mokoena (Mamelodi Sundowns), Goodman Mosele (Orlando Pirates), Thabang Monare (Orlando Pirates), Mothobi Mvala (Mamelodi Sundowns)
Strikers (5): Evidence Makgopa (Baroka FC), Fagrie Lakay (Pyramids), Lyle Foster (Westerlo), Bongokuhle Hlongwane (Minnesota United), Victor Letsoalo (Royal AM)