South Africa senior national team Coach Gordon Igesund has responded to fans’ calls after included Andile Jali in the Bafana Bafana squad for the Nelson Mandela Challenge match against Nigeria.
Six Orlando Pirates players have been called up – with Jali receiving a much anticipated recall – however with Bucs playing a crucial Champions League match against Zamalek on August 17, it looks unlikely they will be released.
The Mandela Challenge is set for August 14 at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban.
Tickets for the Challenge are on sale at Computicket for R50 and R100.
Bafana then play Burkina Faso in the Nelson Mandela Sports Day on August 17.
The squad is:
Goalkeepers: Khune, Meyiwa, Sandilands
Defenders: Gumede, Nthethe, Ngcongca, Matlaba, Fransman, Mathoho, Masilela, Gaxa, Mdledle, Mkhwanazi, Hlatshwayo
Midfielders: Letsholonyane, Tshabalala, Furman, Kekana, Manyisa, Jali, Ntshumayelo, Zungu, Phala, Klate, Chabangu
Forwards: Parker, Rantie, Manyama, Nomandela