Shakes names strong team

South Africa coach Shakes Mashaba has picked a strong team to face Cameroon in a international friendly in Gabon on Saturday night.

The game starts at 9pm and will be shown live on SABC.

hulani Hlatshwayo and Thabo Matlabo will start on the flanks, with Anele Ngcongca and Rivaldo Coetzee the centre-backs in front of Brilliant Khuzwayo. Erick Mathoho is suspended for the opening Afcon match.

Dean Furman and Andile Jali return to actor the midfield, with Themba Zwane and Oupa Manyisa out wide and Bernard Parker and the fit-again Tokelo Rantie up-front.

South Africa: Khuzwayo, Hlatshwayo, Matlaba, Coetzee, Ngcongca, Furman, Zwane, Jali, Rantie, Manyisa, Parker.

SUBS: Keet, Mabokgwane, Mathoho, Nhlapho, Masango, Phala, Letsholonyane, Sangweni, Zungu, Vilakazi, Ndulula