Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa.will lead Bafana Bafana in their crucial CAF Orange Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Sudan at El Merreikh Stadium on Friday evening.
The announcement was made by coach Shakes Mashaba on Thursday afternoon ahead of the team’s final training session at the match venue.
“I think the young man has worked hard and deserved the chance. He is a leader and I like his overall attitude,” said Mashaba.
Friday’s match kicks off at 19h00 (SA time) and Bafana Bafana will fly back soon after the game.
They will travel to Cape Town on Saturday morning to start preparing for the match against Nigeria, scheduled for Wednesday 10 September 2014, at Cape Town Stadium.