Tokelo Rantie and Sibusiso Vilakazi will spearhead the attack of the Bafana Bafana against the Super Eagles of Nigeria on Saturday, June 10.
NAIJ.com can also confirm that the very experienced Kaizer Chiefs’ no.1 goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune will man the goal post for the South Africans.
Coach of the side Stuart Baxter has ensured that the best of the best legs begin the crucial AFCON 2019 qualifiers against Nigeria who are playing at home at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo.
The 28-year-old SuperSport United midfielder Dean Furman will play central role in trying to prevent the Eagles from gaining too much possession.
Recall that Nigeria played two friendly matches in France in preparation for the showdown, coach Baxter employed a Manchester United scout to monitor Nigeria's three-week camping in ahead of this game.
Baxter who was the manager the only time Nigeria lost to South Africa in November 2004 seem to be well prepared for the epic game in Nigeria.
Players who could do the damage are striker Rantie, who scored two goals at the same venue in 2014.
The Super Eagles must also be wary of Vilakazi who can lay sublime passes upfront, and captain of the side Hlatshwayo who is a strong man in the defense.
Recall that the Bafana Bafana denied Nigeria from the 2015 AFCON edition, thereby knocking out the 2013 champions from the chance to defend the title.
Nigeria also failed to qualify for the 2017 edition, having conceded the sole ticket of their group to Egypt.
Below is the starting line-up of South Africa.
Bafana starting XI: Khune - Mphahlele, Hlatshwayo (c), Mathoho, Langerman - Zwane, Furman, Zungu, Dolly - Vilakazi, Rantie
Substitutes - Keet, Gordinho, Mobara, Mabunda, Jali, Tau, Manyama
See how the Super Eagles are preparing for the game below