Shakes Mashaba has opted for youth and inexperience in names his first squad as Bafana Bafana coach.
The remaining COSAFA side in African club competition, Zambian outfit Nkana, will be hoping to seal their place in the knockout stages of the 2014 CAF Confederation Cup this weekend.
Three COSAFA nations were in first leg action over the weekend in the final round of qualifiers for the 2015 African Youth Championships to be held in Senegal.
South Africa have dropped three places to number 69 in the latest FIFA World Rankings released on Thursday, but remain the top-ranked side in the COSAFA region.
South Africa's women's side, Banyana Banyana, have defeated their COSAFA rivals Namibia 2-0 in an international friendly match on Sunday at the Dobsonville stadium in Soweto.
Shakes Mashaba says he feels the weight of expectation having been re-appointed to the post of coach of South Africa.
Zambia on Wednesday named untested Honor Janza to take charge of their national team, but called him the 'interim coach' and only gave him a mandate until November.
It was an excellent weekend of qualifying for the COSAFA region on the road to the 2015 African Nations Cup as all four teams in action won their ties.
The Seychelles have forfeited their African Nations Cup qualifying tie against Sierra Leone after refusing entry to the west African nations' football team because of fears over the Ebola virus.
The Council of Southern African Football Associations (COSAFA) can confirm that the 2014 COSAFA Cup, due to be hosted by Botswana between September 13-28, has been cancelled.
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