Stuart Baxter has given Siyanda Xulu the captain’s armband for the Cosafa Cup.
Bafana Bafana will get their tournament under way this Saturday against the winner of Group B.
And Xulu will lead them out in their quarterfinal clash.
It is just reward for the defender who has had a season of note with Maritzburg United.
After returning home from Russia, he signed a big-money contract at Kaizer Chiefs, but failed to cement a place at Amakhosi in a two-year spell.
This season under Fadlu Davids at the Team of Choice, he has been a stalwart, playing 36 games in all competitions.
And now the former Mamelodi Sundowns man is rewarded for a stellar term with the captaincy.
It might be one he gets on a more permanent basis in the future as Xulu is only 26 and as a defender still has a good few years in him.