Bafana Bafana vs Benin lineups and where to watch – 2026 FIFA WCQ

Bafana Bafana vs Benin lineups
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Benin Republic will make the trip to the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, as they take on Bafana Bafana. Both teams will kick off their 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaigns today, and they'll contend with each other for three valuable points.

Bafana Bafana vs Benin probable lineups

It's important to point out that whoever wins this match will lead the Group C standings at the end of round 1, while the losers will find themselves at the bottom of the table.

There are six teams in this group, and four of those sides have one point so far. That said, here's how we believe these teams will line up for Bafana Bafana vs Benin:

Bafana Bafana

Goalkeeper: Ronwen Williams.
Defenders: Aubrey Maphosa Modiba, Mothobi Mvala, Siyanda Xulu, Khuliso Mudau.
Midfielders: Sphephelo Sithole, Teboho Mokoena, Bongokuhle Hlongwane, Themba Zwane, Mihlali Mayambela.
Strikers: Lebo Mothiba.


Goalkeeper: Saturnin Alagbe.
Defenders: David Kiki, Olivier Verdon, Cedric Houtondji, Rachid Moumini.
Midfielders: Sessi D'Almeida, Junior Olaitan, Andreas Houtondji, Dokou Dodo, Jodel Dossou.
Strikers: Steve Mounié.

Bafana Bafana vs Benin confirmed lineups

*Lineups will be automatically updated shortly after they're released

Where to watch Bafana Bafana vs Benin on TV

Fans who reside in South Africa can catch all the action live on SABC Sports. On the other hand, those who live in Benin Republic can tune into ORTB for live coverage of this match.

Keeping in mind that this is an official FIFA World Cup qualifying game, this match will be available on FIFA+ for fans in North and South America, Europe and Australia. Additionally, fans in North African countries can live stream this game on SSC Extra.

Bafana Bafana recent form

Bafana Bafana have proven to be a tough team to beat; they lost just once in their last 16 matches in all competitions, with nine wins and five draws.

Interestingly, Hugo Broos' men are on a five-match unbeaten run ahead of this clash, and they'll look to extend that run by winning this match.

Benin recent form

The past few months have not been very pleasant for Benin Republic. They have no wins in their last seven games, with five draws and seven losses.

Gernot Rohr's men will have a tough task ahead of them, as they square off against an in-form South Africa. It'll be interesting to see how they'll match-up against Bafana Bafana.

This article was most recently revised and updated 2 weeks ago

Kelechi is a huge sports fan with over 10 years of betting experience. He has written thousands of match previews on football, tennis, basketball and American football in the past few years.
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