Bafana Banfana Squad Announcement


The Bafana Bafana squad for their World Cup qualifier against Botswana as well as the international friendly against Zimbabwe have been announced:

Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund says he faced some tough decisions in picking a final 23-man squad for the crucial 2014 World Cup qualifier against Botswana next week.

Igesund picked eight overseas-based players, including a recall for 2013 Africa Cup of Nations captain Bongani Khumalo, who has found a new lease of life at English Championship side Doncaster Rovers.

The eight overseas players will leave after the match and will not form part of the squad for the friendly against Zimbabwe three days later.

BAFANA SQUAD v BOTSWANA:
Saturday 7th September | Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban

GOALKEEPERS:
Itumeleng Khune (Kaizer Chiefs)
Wayne Sandilands (Mamelodi Sundowns)
Senzo Meyiwa (Orlando Pirates)

DEFENDERS:
Thabo Nthethe (Bloemfontein Celtic)
Anele Ngcongca (Racing Genk)
Bongani Khumalo (Doncaster Rovers)
Tsepo Masilela (Kaizer Chiefs)
Siyanda Xulu (FC Rostov)
Buhle Mkhwanazi (Pretoria University)
Thabo Matlaba (Orlando Pirates)

MIDFIELDERS: 
Kagisho Dikgacoi (Crystal Palace)
Dean Furman (Doncaster Rovers)
Reneilwe Letsholonyane (Kaizer Chiefs)
Oupa Manyisa (Orlando Pirates)
Andile Jali (Orlando Pirates)
Kamohelo Mokotjo (PEC Zwolle)
Bongani Zungu (Mamelodi Sundowns)
Thulani Serero (AFC Ajax)
Siphiwe Tshabalala (Kaizer Chiefs)
Daine Klate (Orlando Pirates)

STRIKERS:
Bernard Parker (Kaizer Chiefs)
Tokelo Rantie (Malmo FF)
Kermit Erasmus (Orlando Pirates)


BAFANA SQUAD v ZIMBABWE
Tuesday 10th September | Venue TBA

GOALKEEPERS:
Itumeleng Khune (Kaizer Chiefs)
Wayne Sandilands (Mamelodi Sundowns)
Darren Keet (KV Kortrijk)

DEFENDERS:
Eric Mathoho (Kaizer Chiefs)
Tshepo Gumede (Platinum Stars)
Thabo Nthethe (Bloemfontein Celtic)
Tsepo Masilela (Kaizer Chiefs)
Buhle Mkhwanazi (Pretoria University)
Thulani Hlatshwayo (Ajax Cape Town)
Marc Van Heerden (AmaZulu)

MIDFIELDERS: 
Hlompho Kekana (Mamelodi Sundowns)
Reneilwe Letsholonyane (Kaizer Chiefs)
Bongani Zungu (Mamelodi Sundowns)
Thuso Phala (Supersport United)
Siphiwe Tshabalala (Kaizer Chiefs)
David Mathebula (Morokoa Swallows)
Ruzaigh Gamildien (Bloemfontein Celtic)
Lerato Chabangu (Morokoa Swallows)
Luyolo Nomandela (Free State Stars)

STRIKERS:
Bernard Parker (Kaizer Chiefs)
Lebogang Manyama (Ajax CT)
Siphelele Mthembu (Platinum Stars)
Kermit Erasmus (Orlando Pirates)