South Africa coach Stuart Baxter/Photo: AFP

South Africa coach Stuart Baxter on Monday named a 23-man squad for the Group E 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier with Nigeria’s Super Eagles.

The two teams will go head-to-head on 17 November at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.

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Bafana Bafana, who are one point adrift of group leaders Nigeria, beat the Eagles 2-0 in the first leg in Uyo.

They will hope to get the better of their visitors again as they seek a place in next year’s tournament in Cameroun.

But the South African gaffer made adjustments to the squad because of injuries to some key players.

Brentford midfielder Kamohelo Mokotjo, Dean Furman, Bongani Zungu, Keagan Dolly, Sibusiso Vilakazi and Bradley Grobler are all out with long term injuries.

The Bafana Squad

Goalkeepers: Itumeleng Khune (Kaizer Chiefs), Ronwen Williams (SuperSport United), Darren Keet (Bidvest Wits).

Defenders: Ramahlwe Mphahlele (Kaizer Chiefs), Motjeka Madisha (Sundowns), Siyanda Xulu (Maritzburg), Thulani Hlatshwayo (Wits), Innocent Maela (Pirates), S’fiso Hlanti(Wits), Buhle Mkhwanazi (Wits) Thamsanqa Mkhize (CT City).

Midfielders: Vincent Pule (Pirates), Lebohang Maboe (Sundowns), Hlompho Kekana (Sundowns), Fortune Makaringe (Maritzburg), Teboho Mokoena (SuperSport), Tiyani Mabunda (Sundowns), Thulani Serero (Vitesse), Thembinkosi Lorch (Pirates).

Strikers: Lebo Mothiba (Strasbourg), Percy Tau (Royal Union), Dino Ndlovu (Zhejiang), Themba Zwane (Mamelodi Sundowns).