PORT ELIZABETH, SOUTH AFRICA - OCTOBER 13: teammates congratulate Themba Zwane of South Africa on his goal during the 2019 Nelson Mandela Challenge match between South Africa and Mali at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on October 13, 2019 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. (Photo by Richard Huggard/Gallo Images)
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Pule, Nodada Part Of Five New Players Joining Bafana Squad Ahead Of Crucial AFCON Qualifiers

Bafana Bafana coach Molefi Ntseki has called up five more players to the squad that will face Ghana and Sudan in crucial Africa Cup of Nation (AFCON) qualifiers during the FIFA international break.

South Africa entertain the Black Stars on Thursday (18:00) at FNB Stadium before traveling north for their final Group C match against the Sudanese on Sunday.

Ntseki was forced to amend his chosen 26-man squad due Covid-19 travelling restrictions and injuries to players, namely, Kermit Erasmus and Bradley Grobler.

Lebo Maboe and Thabiso Kutumela have been called-up to the Bafana Bafana camp along with Thabo Nodada, Mothobi Mvala and Vincent Pule.

The good news was that the national team welcomed star man Percy Tau nice and early from his English Premier League club Brighton, where he’s been starved of game time since rejoining his parent club after a loan spell at Anderlecht was cut short.

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BAFANA BAFANA 29-MAN SQUAD:

Goalkeepers

Veli Mothwa (Amazulu FC), Ronwen Williams (SuperSport United), Itumeleng Khune (Kaizer Chiefs)

Defenders

Thibang Phete (OS Belenenses SAD, Portugal), Siyanda Xulu (Haopel Tel Aviv, Israel), Thulani Hlatshwayo (Orlando Pirates), Musa Lebusa (Mamelodi Sundowns), Innocent Maela (Orlando Pirates), Sfiso Hlanti (Swallows), Thapelo Morena (Mamelodi Sundowns), Craig Martin (Cape Town City)

Midfielders

Rivaldo Coetzee (Mamelodi Sundowns), Themba Zwane (Mamelodi Sundowns), Thulani Serero (Al Jazira FC, Abu Dhabi), Ben Motshwari (Orlando Pirates), Bongani Zungu (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland), Keagan Dolly (Montpellier FC, France), Percy Tau (Brighton and Hove Albion, England), Sipho Mbule (SuperSport United), Andile Jali (Mamelodi Sundowns), Luther Singh (Braga FC, Portugal), Dean Furman (Carlisle United, England), Vincent Pule (Orlando Pirates), Thabo Nodada (Cape Town City), Mothobi Mvala (Mamelodi Sundowns)

Forwards

Lebo Maboe (Mamelodi Sundowns), Thabiso Kutumela (Maritzburg United), Ruzaigh Gamildien (Swallows), Lyle Foster (Vitoria Guimaraes, Portugal)

 

 

 

 

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