Bafana Bafana coach Molefi Ntseki has named a largely unchanged squad for his side’s upcoming Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Ghana and Sudan.
Bafana will travel to Ghana to face the Black Stars on Thursday, 14 November in Accra and then, in a quick turnaround, head back home to welcome Sudan three days later on Sunday, 17 November at Orlando Stadium.
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The first qualifier against Ghana will be Ntseki’s second competitive match in charge since taking over from Stuart Baxter.
For his latest squad Ntseki brought back defenders Thami Mkhize and Sifiso Hlanti, who both missed the last match through injuries.
Bongani Zungu also returns after he was withdrawn from the past training camp, also due to an injury, while midfielder Aubrey Modiba, who made a return from a long injury absence, replaces the injured Keagan Dolly.
‘If it is not broken, why fix it? We have decided to keep the bulk of the team because they already understand what we want to do, and you will recall this will be my third camp with them – even though we did not play a match in the first one – so it was important to keep that consistency as we also don’t have too much to work on things seeing that we are playing two matches in a space of three days, which also involves significant travelling,’ said Ntseki.
Squad in full:
Darren Keet (OH Leuven FC, Belgium), Ronwen Williams (Supersport United FC), Ricardo Goss (Bidvest Wits)
Erick Mathoho (Kaizer Chiefs FC), S’fiso Hlanti, Buhle Mkhwanazi, Thulani Hlatshwayo (c) (All Bidvest Wits FC), Thapelo Morena, Mosa Lebus (Mamelodi Sundowns), Thamsanqa Mkhize (Cape Town City FC) and Innocent Maela (Orlando Pirates)
Kamohelo Mokotjo (Brentford FC), Bongani Zungu (Amiens FC, France), Thato Mokeke (Cape Town), Dean Furman, Aubrey Modiba (Supersport United FC), Lebohang Phiri (Guingamp FC, France) Mothobi Mvala (Highlands Park FC), Themba Zwane (Mamelodi Sundowns FC), Thembinkosi Lorch (Orlando Pirates), Percy Tau (Club Brugge FC, Belgium), Thulani Serero (Al Jazira FC, Abu Dhabi)
Lebo Mothiba (Strasbourg FC, France), Bradley Grobler (Supersport United), Kermit Erasmus (Cape Town City FC).
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