Cosafa Cup semi-finals preview

South Africa will be looking to redeem themselves in the semi-final of the plate section in the 2017 COSAFA Cup on Tuesday afternoon.

Bafana Bafana succumbed to a surprise 1-0 loss in the quarter-final against Tanzania after a solitary strike from striker Elias Maguri proved to be enough for the reigning champions to be knocked out at their first hurdle.

Stuart Baxter’s side now face off against Botswana, who were knocked out by Zambia 2-1 at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Saturday.

Ahead of the game, the former SuperSport United boss announced a total of seven changes from the side who laboured to a disappointing defeat against the Taifa Stars.

Captain Lehlogonolo Masalesa, Mario Booysen, Thendo Mukumela and Riyaad Norodien are the only players that will retain their starting XI spots.

The winner of the fixture will face either Namibia or Swaziland in the final after the two Southern African sides were knocked out of the Cup competition by Lesotho and Zimbabwe respectively.

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