Bafana Bafana takes on Libya on March 24, knowing that a point will qualify them for the 2019 Afcon.
South Africa coach Stuart Baxter has had a difficult task selecting his squad for the away trip, and one of the positions that has raised eyebrows is the strikers.
As a result Baxter's had to recall Lars Veldwijk and many fans are questioning this decision.
Then there are also a number of South African supporters who are hopeful that Veldwijk can do a good job because of his excellent form abroad.
You can read all the local reaction to the striker's selection on social media here.
Lars Veldwijk isn't getting a run again. i don't see him coming on with Tau, Maboe, Dolly and Mothiba in that attack.— Your Grace (@Mothupiii) March 11, 2019
Lars Veldwijk better come back to score goals not add numbers— B a n e l e ♤ (@Mthiimkhulu) March 11, 2019
About time bra u a goal scoring machine in Europe Nd we need u👍🏿👍🏿👍🏿👍🏿— Monwabisi (@Monwa_Eezy) March 12, 2019
Here are your forwards.— diskienews (@diskie_news) March 12, 2019
Strikers: Lebo Mothiba (Strasbourg), Percy Tau (Royal Union Saint), Lars Veldwijk (Sparta Rotterdam), Lebogang Maboe (Mamelodi Sundowns), Keagan Dolly (Montpellier).
Who would you like to see starting against Libya?
The big man is back Lars Veldwijk is back with Bafana after over a year after the big talk striker recovered his form in Holland— Just Prince (@PrinceSobayeni) March 11, 2019
28 games played so far
17 goals scored
Thoughts on his return ?? 💪💪💪👊👊⚽⚽ pic.twitter.com/YyQnczdhaH
Lars Veldwijk, that truck ! But again most PSL teams have foreigners as their strikers..no options to chose from— Musa Jula (@jula_musa) March 11, 2019
Lol! Also Lars Veldwijk is back 💀. Interesting much! #BafanaBafana— Miss Lee 李小姐 ⚽👠 (@TheeMissLee) March 11, 2019
The @BafanaBafana coach Stuart Baxter says it was the toughest squad to select, he has picked a 22 man squad with Dolly & Zungu to join that group to be assessed, @LarsVeldwijk returns for the clash against Libya @cgtnafrica #AFCONQualifiers— Sias du Plessis (@siasduplessis) March 11, 2019
Lars Veldwijk played the entire 90 minutes for Sparta Rotterdam as they played out to a goalless draw with Eindhoven.— SA Football Players Abroad 🇿🇦 (@SaFootbalAbroad) March 9, 2019
App: 28 games
Team position: 3/20 pic.twitter.com/Qnz1w8Amxs
David in fact we would rather call up Lars Veldwijk with 17 goals and 6 assists in Holland , he is more prolific and even younger ... https://t.co/7Gy9hOiRKk— Just Prince (@PrinceSobayeni) March 4, 2019
They wanted Kermit Erasmus he gave them Lars Veldwijk 😂😂😂😂— Vusibrian (@Vusibrian5) March 11, 2019
lars veldwijk, LOL https://t.co/uy3ET8Ru4S— achmad☂️ (@CXAchmad) March 11, 2019
So coach, you know Lars Veldwijk now? Mxm if you were not stubborn in the beginning, we could’ve wrapped this qualifiers long ago. pic.twitter.com/vYUnUwRsBU— Gerald Makhafola (@gerald_fam) March 11, 2019