South Africa will play their first match of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations on Monday afternoon. Bafana Bafana will meet Ivory Coast at 4:30pm.

Once one of the African giants, the Ivory Coast have been on a rebuilding phase since the start of the qualification campaign, with the legendary Yaya Toure one of the players who retired after they won the 2015 title.

This squad is not short of talent with the majority of the squad playing in the top leagues in Europe. Bafana coach Stuart Baxter says his players must not allow the opposition to intimidate them.  The match will be broadcast live on SABC 3, with the build-up starting at 4pm.