Rivaldo Coetzee starts for Bafana Bafana vs Angola

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Ajax Cape Town defender Rivaldo Coetzee has been included in the starting line-up for South Africa’s international friendly clash against Angola, set to take place in East London this evening.

Kick-off at the Buffalo City Stadium is scheduled for 19h00 CAT.

Interim coach, Owen Da Gama, has made wholesale changes to the team that defeated Guinea-Bissau 3-1 in Durban this past weekend with Andile Jali set to captain the side.

Former Urban Warriors defender, Thulani Hlatshwayo, misses out due to injury
with Keagan Dolly and Thulani Serero named among the substitutes.

Darren Keet starts in goal, with Amajita stars Phakamani Mahlambi and Luther Singh included in the starting XI.

Bafana Bafana have faced the Palancas Negras on 12 previous occasions, winning eight times and drawing three matches while losing only once.

South Africa currently occupy 62nd spot on the latest FIFA World Rankings, with Angola in 147th place.

Bafana Bafana XI vs Angola:

Darren Keet (GK), Diamond Thopola, Tebogo Langerman, Erick Mathoho, Rivaldo Coetzee, Andile Jali (c), Tiyani Mabunda, Phakamani Mahlambi, Luther Singh, Lebogang Manyama, Percy Tau

Subs:
Shu-aib Walters (GK), Itumeleng Khune (GK), Lorenzo Gordinho, Ramahlwe Mphahlele, Hlompo Kekana, Kamohelo Mokotjo, Dean Furman, Keagan Dolly, Themba Zwane, Thulani Serero, Lars Veldwijk, Kermit Erasmus.

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