Orlando Pirates striker Thamsanqa Gabuza, has been added into the Bafana Bafana set-up.
This follows the unavailability of Tokelo Rantie who is away on honeymoon.
Under pressure coach Shakes Mashaba says it was not easy to get a replacement for Rantie.
“We will miss the services of Rantie when we face Gambia this weekend for the 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifier”.
The game takes place at Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban on Saturday at 3pm.
Gabuza, who has been in good form during the CAF competitions, joins teammates Thabo Matlaba, Oupa Manyisa, Patrick Phungwayo, Tsepo Gumede and Ntsikelelo Nyauza.
Shakes boys performed poorly during the COSAFA Cup, some calling him arrogant in his selection and having said that, this is an opportunity for both players and coach to redeem themselves.
Three days later, Bafana will face Angola in an international friendly match in Cape Town.
Meanwhile, Chiefs keeper Brilliant Khuzwayo is doubtful as he’s struggling with a bout of influenza.
This leaves Mashaba with Itu Khune and Jackson Mabokgwane as options.