Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter has named his 25-man squad which will do duty in a 4-Nation tournament in Zambia from 22-25 March.
The tournament will feature hosts Zambia, Angola and Zimbabwe. South Africa will face Angola on Thursday, 22 March at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola at 15:00.
The loser of the encounter between Zambia and Zimbabwe will face the loser of Bafana’s match on Sunday at 13:00, while the two winning teams will face each other thereafter.
Baxter has made 14 changes to the squad that faced Senegal in November last year in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier – roping in goalkeepers Brendon Peterson and Darren Keet; defenders Reeve Frosler, Ramahlwe Mphahlele, Daniel Cardoso, Buhle Mkhwanazi and Innocent Maela; midfielders Siphesihle Ndlovu, Tebogo Mokoena, Aubrey Modiba and Thembinkosi Lorch, as well as strikers Lebo Mothiba and Ryan Moon.
The former SuperSport United coach also confirmed that Orlando Pirates assistant coach Rulani Mokwena will be joining the team for the trip to Zambia.
Baxter says @coach_rulani will be part of the Bafana camp for this trip to Zambia.
— Mazola J. Molefe (@superjourno) March 13, 2018
Itumeleng Khune (Kaizer Chiefs), Darren Keet (Wits), Brandon Peterson (Ajax Cape Town)
Reeve Frosler (Bidvest Wits), Ramahlwe Mphahlele, Daniel Cardoso (Kaizer Chiefs), Thulani Hlatshwayo, Buhle Mkhwanazi, Sifiso Hlanti (Bidvest Wits), Motjeka Madisha (Mamelodi Sundowns), Innocent Maela (Orlando Pirates)
Dean Furman, Teboho Mokoena, Aubrey Modiba (Supersport United), Themba Zwane, Sibusiso Vilakazi (Mamelodi Sundowns), Siphesihle Ndlovu (Maritzburg United), Kamohelo Mokotjo (Brentford FC), Bongani Zungu (Amiens), Thembinkosi Lorch (Orlando Pirates), Keagan Dolly (Montpellier), Phakamani Mahlambi (Al Ahly)
Percy Tau (Mamelodi Sundowns), Lebo Mothiba (Lille), Ryan Moon (Chiefs)
The tournament is scheduled to take place from 18-27 March.
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