Mashaba names Bafana team

BY NATALI IVERSON - NOVEMBER 4, 2014

Bafana Bafana coach, Shakes Mashaba, on Tuesday named his team for the last two African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying games against Sudan and Nigeria.

With his new line-up, Mashaba had to choose a new goalkeeper after the death of Orlando Pirates and Bafana captain, Senzo Meyiwa, who was shot and killed on the 26th of October.

Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Brilliant Khuzwayoc has since been called up for the position as well as Platinum Stars goalkeeper, Siyabonga Mpotsane.

Bafana Bafana will be facing Sudan on the 15th of November at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban.

A win against Sudan will guarantee Bafana a place in the 2015 AFCON tournament; which will be the second game against Sudan. South Africa won the first match 3-0.

Mashaba said that the game will be played in honour of Meyiwa.

South Africa will then take on Nigeria’s Super Eagles, on the 19th of November for the final AFCON qualifying match.

Bafana Bafana team:

Goalkeepers:

Darren Keet (KV Kortrijk), Siyabonga Mpontshane (Platinum Stars), Brilliant Khuzwayo (Kaizer Chiefs).

Defenders:

Anele Ngcongca (Racing Genk), Sibusiso Khumalo (SuperSport United), Eric Mathoho (Kaizer Chiefs), Rivaldo Coetzee (Ajax CT), Tefu Mashamaite (Kaizer Chiefs) Kwanda Mngonyama (Maritzburg United), Siyabonga Nhlapo (Wits), Luvolwethu Mpeta (Platinum Stars), Ntsikelelo Nyauza (Orlando Pirates).

Midfielders:

Themba Zwane (Mamelodi Sundowns), Sibusiso Vilakazi (Wits), Oupa Manyisa (Orlando Pirates), Andile Jali (KV Oostende), Dean Furman (Doncaster Rovers), Mandla Masango (Kaizer Chiefs), Thulani Serero (Ajax Amsterdam), Reneilwe Letsholonyane (Kaizer Chiefs), Fagrie Lakay (Santos), May Mahlangu (IFK Göteborg).

Forwards:

Tokelo Rantie (AFC Bournemouth), Bongani Ndulula (AmaZulu), Kermit Erasmus (Orlando Pirates), Lehlohonolo Majoro (Orlando Pirates).

 

Photo Caption: Bafana Bafana coach, Shakes Mashaba. Photo courtesy of www.witbanknews.co.za