Rwanda will host South Africa on Tuesday afternoon hoping to claim their first three points of the 2026 World Cup qualifiers in Group C.
While Bafana Bafana managed to get maximum points from Benin in their first game, Amavubi shared the spoils with Zimbabwe.
After Nigeria’s slippery start – that has seen the Super Eagles collect just two points in the group – South Africa will be aiming at capitalising on the situation against the unpredictable Eastern Africans.
Game: Rwanda vs South Africa Date: 21 November, 2023 Kick-off: 15.00 SA Time Venue: Huye
Bafana team news
Hugo Broos will have have to do without the services of Aubrey Modiba who is injured meaning Nyiko Mobbie might get his chance.
Another concern is Mothobi Mvala which paves the way for someone else, most probably Nkosinathi Sibisi to partner Siyanda Xulu.
Mihlali Mayambela might come in for doubtful Evidence Makgopa who did not finish the game against Benin.
South Africa probable XI: Williams, Mudau, Mobbie, Xulu, Sibisi, Mokoena, Sithole, Tau, Zwane, Mayambela, Hlongwane
Rwanda Team news
The only concern for Amavubi is Bonheur Mugisha who was subbed in the goalless draw against Zimbabwe owing to an injury.
Olivier Niyonzima might replace Mugisha if the latter does not recover in time to play Bafana Bafana.
Rwanda Probable XI: Ntwali, Omborenga, Manzi, Mutsinzi, Imanishimwe, Sahabo, Mugisha, Bizimana, Nshuti, Byiringiro, Niyonzima
Head-to-head record and recent form
Rwanda have not won any of their last six matches across all competitions, losing three and drawing as many, South Africa have not lost any of their last 12 outings in all tournaments.
It is the first time the two nations are meeting in competitive assignment in recent years.