Bafana Bafana tackle Ghana in a key World Cup qualifier at the FNB Stadium on Monday.
The match follows quickly on the heels of the goalless draw against Zimbabwe away on Friday.
The Black Stars, who beat Ethiopia 1-0, are on top of Group G but will working hard to field their best possible XI for the South Africa test. Not only will Arsenal’s Thomas Partey and Ajax Amsterdam’s Mohammed Kudus be unavailable but also as many as seven players who featured in their opening group stage win.
Crystal Palace pair Jordan Ayew and Jeffrey Schlupp, Reading full-backs Andy Yadom and Baba Rahman and Leicester City defender Daniel Amartey were allowed to play against Ethopia but only on condition that they do not travel to face Bafana Bafana.
Bafana coach Hugo Broos has warned his star players, including the likes of Percy Tau who was ineffective against Zimbabwe, that he will make changes if he doesn’t like what he sees.
“This is something that I want to see tomorrow [Monday] if those guys are ready or not,” said Broos on Sunday.
” For the future, the same thing, maybe I have to make changes for Ethiopia because some players are not of the quality I want for this Bafana Bafana.
“We need some time, but that doesn’t mean we won’t be aiming for the win [against Ghana]. We are focused on building a team, but we are also focused on getting results and that’s why we wanted to win on Friday.
“Everybody wanted to win, the players wanted to win but okay, we didn’t, so now tomorrow it is the same, we will try to win. Then after the game, I will see if I am satisfied or not.”
Tau will be looking to earn the trust of the country’s new manager after a below par performance.
“Percy I don’t think at the moment is in his best shape,” Broos said post-match.
“This is normal and you could see that he missed the tempo of the game so that is something for him also to work on over the next few weeks.
The match kicks off at 6pm.