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Bafana have five European-based players in their starting line-up to try and kill the game in the first half against the Zebras

Bafana coach Gordon Igesund has kept the core of the team in his starting eleven to face Botswana in the 2014 Fifa World Cup qualifier match at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Bongani Khumalo returns to the heart of Bafana defence to partner Thabo Nthethe.  Anele Ngcongca also returns to the starting line-up after missing the previous game due to injury.

Kermit Erasmus has made the starting line-up and is expected to partner Tokelo Rantie upfront with Bernard Parker given the supporting role.

South Africa starting line-up: Khune (C), Ngcongca, Khumalo, Nthethe, Matlaba, Dikgacoi, Furman, Tshabalala, Parker, Erasmus and Rantie.

Botswana starting line-up: Kabelo Dambe, Motlhabankwe, Gabonamong, Thuma (C), Olerile, Mogorosi, Nato, Mothatego, Moyana, Ngele and Ramatlhakwana.

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