South Africa announce squad for Sudan and Nigeria clashes

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Newly appointed South Africa coach Shakes Mashaba has announced a squad of 25 players that will play the first two games of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier matches against Sudan and Nigeria next month.mashaba

As expected, Mashaba has included a number of new faces that didn’t get a chance to represent Bafana in the last two years, with a few other youngsters also selected for the national team.

Mandla Masango has deservedly made the team following his outstanding performances since the beginning of the current season, while Bonginkosi Ntuli has been called-up despite seeing little game time at Mamelodi Sundowns.

Youngsters Rivaldo Coetzee, Dumisani Msibi, Ayabulela Magqwaka and Keagan Dolly have all been added to the squad as the process of rebuilding a solid Bafana squad ahead of the 2018 Fifa World Cup begins.

Goalkeepers:

Itumeleng Khune – Kaizer Chiefs
Senzo Meyiwa – Orlando Pirates
Dumisani Msibi – SuperSport United

Defenders:
Anele Ngcongca – Racing Genk (Belgium)
Ayabulela Magqwaka – Ajax Cape Town
Sibusiso Khumalo – SuperSport United
Thulani Hlatshwayo – Bidvest Wits
Buhle Mkhwanazi – Bivdest Wits
Erick Mathoho – Kaizer Chiefs
Thabo Matlaba – Orlando Pirates
Rivaldo Coetzee – Ajax Cape Town
Ramahlwe Mphahlele – Mamelodi Sundowns

Midfielders:
Themba Zwane – Mamelodi Sundowns
Andile Jali – KV Oostende (Netherlands)
Dean Furman – Doncaster Rovers (England)
Oupa Manyisa – Orlando Pirates
Sibusiso Vilakazi – Bidvest Wits
Ayanda Patosi – KSC Lokeren (Belgium)
Mandla Masango – Kaizer Chiefs
Kamohelo Mokotjo – FC Twente (Netherlands)
Keagan Dolly – Ajax Cape Town

Strikers:
Tokelo Rantie – AFC Bournemouth (England)
Bongani Ndulula – AmaZulu
Bonginkosi Ntuli – Mamelodi Sundowns
David Zulu – Chippa United

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