AFCON 2021 qualifying is almost upon us and matchday 1 delivers some heavyweight clashes as sides vie for a place at the showpiece in Cameroon in two years.
How are we expecting Bafana Bafana and The Black Stars to line up tonight?
🇿🇦 South Africa (4-2-3-1)
Williams; Mkhize, Hlatshwayo, Mkhwanazi, Hlanti; Furman, Zungu; Tau, Mokotjo, Erasmus; Grobler
Bafana coach Molefi Ntseki is planning to "unsettle" Ghana and should go with a tried-and-tested central trio of Dean Furman, Bongani Zungu and Kamohelo Mokotjo to try and keep the pitch narrow. Rejuvenated Cape Town City man Kermit Erasmus is also expected to start in attack.
🇬🇭 Ghana (4-2-3-1)
Ofori; Yiadom, Kasim, Aidoo, Mensah; Partey, Duncan; Twumasi, A. Ayew, Kudus; J. Ayew
There are some fresh faces in Kwesi Appiah's team, with seven new players called up to the Black Stars setup. The experienced Ayew brothers will combine in the attack, and there should also be a start for in-form Sassuolo midfielder Alfred Duncan. Nordsjælland youngster Mohammed Kudus is the unknown quantity upfront.
Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey will anchor the side in midfield and prompt attacks when he fashions the space to do so.
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