Jonty Mark
Football Editor
1 minute read
5 Sep 2014
9:44 am

Ndulula, Dolly make Bafana debuts

Jonty Mark

Ephraim ‘Shakes’ Mashaba has handed out two new caps in his first Bafana Bafana side of a new era.

Debutant: Bongani Ndulula (Photo by Anesh Debiky/Gallo Images)

Ajax Cape Town midfielder Keagan Dolly and AmaZulu striker Bongani Ndulula will both make their first full international appearances, as Bafana take on Sudan in Khartoum this evening in a 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.

Mashaba has opted for a 4-4-2 formation against Sudan at the Al Merriekh stadium tonight. Senzo Meyiwa will captain the side in goal, while Anele Ngcongca is set to move away from his usual position at right back, into the centre of defence.

Andile Jali and Dean Furman will rove the central midfield areas, with Keagan Dolly on the left, and the in-form Mandla Masango on the right of midfield.

Up front, Bournemouth’s Tokelo Rantie will partner Ndulula.

Surprisingly, FC Twente midfielder Kamohelo Mokotjo has not even made the Bafana bench.

The match kicks off at 7pm SA time.

SA XI to face Sudan: Meyiwa; Hlatshwayo, Ngcongca, Mathoho, Matlaba; Masango, Jali, Furman, Dolly; Rantie, Ndulula

Subs: Keet, Khumalo, Vilakazi, Manyisa, Zwane, Coetzee, Ntuli