South Africa coach Carlos Alberto Parreira is in no rush to introduce his European-based stars to his starting 11 for tomorrow night's FIFA World Cup™ warm-up friendly against Colombia.
The tournament hosts continue their preparations against the South American side at Johannesburg's Soccer City after earning a decent draw against Bulgaria earlier this week.
Parreira named a largely domestic-based side for Monday's 1-1 stalemate, and the introduction of the likes of Portsmouth defender Aaron Mokoena and Fulham midfielder Kagisho Dikgacoi in the second half appeared to increase Bafana Bafana's threat.
With Everton's Steven Pienaar waiting in the wings, and captain Mokoena certain to be included, Parreira will have to shuffle his pack at some point although he admits he is reluctant to tinker too much at this stage.
"It is always difficult to establish a shape and I am not intending to change the shape of the team now," he said.
Parreira is wrestling with the problem of how best to accommodate his late-arriving European players alongside his domestic stars, who have been under his guidance for the last two months.
With his squad still needing to be trimmed to a final 23, the coach admits the task is not one he is approaching with relish.
"The competition is very tough between the overseas and home-based players," he added. "It's a good problem for a coach but it is giving me a headache."