The match will be played on Sunday, 30 November 2015.
Kickoff is at 15h00.
Mashaba has selected players that he hopes will give a good account of themselves. The match on a non-FIFA Calendar date, so the overseas-based players are available.
Players from Superport United and Platinum Stars have also been excluded as the two sides will be contesting the Telkom Knockout final a day befoe the match, on Saturday, 29 November at Orlando Stadium.
“Secondly, we hope the players that have been selected will see us through in the future. We don’t want to bring people in as a once-off thing. We are giving them an opportunity to come and sell themselves and show us what they are made of. We have gone for players who are on the fringes at their clubs, and are not playing regularly. We can only appreciate if the clubs can help us by releasing the players we need. We are aware that the league is in full swing, and perhaps at a crucial stage for them and we hope they can assist. We really appreciate the support.”
The Bafana Bafana mentor also does not want his side to lose the momentum of their recent succcess. South Africa has qualified for the CAF Orange Africa Cup of Nations tournament that will be held in Equatorial Guinea early next year.
Since Mashaba took over the reigns at Bafana Bafana in September this year, they have played six AFCON qualifiers and have not lost. They won three and drew the rest.
“Maintaining the momemtum is key, because to break it could be detrimental to the team in the sense that we are looking forward to the AFCON tournament and we have to go there with the high spirit that already exists in the team. With that in mind, we will go out there and do our best and hopefully continue with our record of not losing. We will try to score goals and keep a clean sheet for the morale booster of the team heading to Equatorial Guinea,” added Mashaba.
Bafana Bafana go into camp on Thursday, 27 November and are expected to travel to Mpumalanga on the same day.
Meanwhile Cote d’Ivoire head coach Renard Herve has announced a 20-man squad for the clash with South Africa. The Elephants are expeted in Mbombela on Wednesday, 26 November.
(see Bafana Bafana and Cote d’Ivoire squads below)
BAFANA BAFANA SQUAD LIST VS COTE D’IVOIRE
26 NOVEMBER – 1 DECEMBER 2014
1 - DIALLO ISMAEL JEAN CHESTER
2 - SANGARE BADRA ALI
3 - MOUKORO CHEIKH
4 - ZIRIGNON BADI JEAN DANIEL
5 - CISSE ABDUL KARIM
6 - ANGBAN VICTORIEN
7 - DIABATE INZA
8 - MAGBI GBAGBO LAURENT JUNIOR
9 - BRITTO DAGOU WILLIE
10 - KESSIE FRANCK YANNICK
11 - DIABY IBRAHIMA
12 - SANGARE IBRAHIMA
13 - N’GUESSAN YAO SERGE
14 - DIOMANDE SORY IBRAHIM
15 – GNIANGBO DOGBOLE FRANCK ANDERSON
16 - SOUMAHORO BEN MAMADOU JUNIOR
17 - BINI KOUMAN
18 - DIAVARA ADAM’S
19 - BAGATE SALIF
20 - DOUMBIA LAMINE