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Bafana Bafana squad for the Cosafa Cup announced

Posted: 27 June 2013 Time: 11:18

Gordon Igesund has announced his squad for the 2013 Cosafa Cup in Zambia.

The Cosafa Cup will take take place from July 6-20. Because the tournament falls outside of Fifa dates, participating countries usually use home-based players.

“At least 50 percent of the players I have in this Cosafa squad could be playing in the 2015 Afcon and 2018 World Cup,” Igesund said at the announcement.

The coach also reiterated his plan to stay on with the national team until his contract expires, or beyond.

“They [Safa] have been chopping and changing coaches for many years. That hasn’t happened, and it’s not going to happen,” he insists.

“I have a contract until 2014, let’s hope I can go on to 2018. If all of us are on the same page and we know what we want to create then there won’t be a problem. We will get back on track.”

With clubs reluctant to release players for the tournament, media reports suggested the squad would include no Kaizer Chiefs of Orlando Pirates players. There are no Bucs players in the squad, however Chiefs is still the most-represented team, with five.


Goalkeepers: Wayne Sandilands (Mamelodi Sundowns), Ronwen Williams (SuperSport United)

Defenders: Bevan Fransman (SuperSport United), Thabo Nthethe (Bloemfontein Celtic, captain), Tefu Mashamaite, Mulomowandau Mathoho (both Kaizer Chiefs), Thulani Hlatshwayo (Ajax Cape Town), Tebogo Langerman (Mamelodi Sundowns), Tshepo Gumede (Platinum Stars)

Midfielders: Reneilwe Letsholonyane, Siphiwe Tshabalala (both Kaizer Chiefs), Jabulani Shongwe, Hlompho Kekana (Mamelodi Sundowns), Lebogang Manyama (Ajax Cape Town), Luyola Nomandela (Free State Stars), Ruzaigh Gamildien (Bloemfontein Celtic)

Strikers: Katlego Mashego (Moroka Swallows), Kermit Erasmus (SuperSport United), Bernard Parker (Kaizer Chiefs), Thabani Mthembu (Platinum Stars)

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 11:24 am
Who gives a ####?!
Orlando Pirates finished the season empty handed
posted: 11:26 am
Masha, Tower, Yeye, Shabba, Parker, bafunani la? Bobsteak said they are not horses and I agree, let our undisputed double champions of South African Football rest and focus on taking everything next season...COSAFA CASTLE CUP is for Orlando Pirates players who play and win BLACK LABEL CUP every year, maybe we will win this beer cup too with their inspiration
posted: 11:28 am
So its true,Khune z on trials with Arsenal.
Kubuhlungu kamnandi
posted: 11:31 am
GI says the chopping and changing of coaches is not oing to happen. I wonder how he knows this really, given the state of the association and its unrealistic targets. Added to that the unrealistic expectations of us as SA soccer lovers who for over many years have foolishly convinced themselves that out league and players are the top notch.
With that said, I support Bafana Bafana, there is no other option.
posted: 11:31 am
Is Sphiwe Tshabalala in the squad? hhay bo bafethu.
posted: 11:32 am
great ,
there is no my beloved pirates there !!!

We have caf championship to worry about !!!
posted: 11:32 am
Is this a real cup or is 4 funy hope u win ds 1 Godorn cos u suck big time after failing 2 qualify nd lost afcon I dnt c s different btn u nd pitso mayb is cos u r white bt 2 me u r a loser bra gudluck 2 ur plastic cup
posted: 11:32 am
If Erasmus signs for Pirates then you would have to withdraw him. But i wouldve love to see more youth. Sfiso Vilakazi and that kekana bouy from SSU.
posted: 11:33 am
posted: 11:28 am | Report
So its true,Khune z on trials with Arsenal.
Wake up , uyasuza !!!
posted: 11:34 am
Bernard Parker , Siphiwe Tshabalala , Reneilwe Letsholonyane , Erick Mathoho , Tefu Mashamamaite and news signing Kermit Erasmus , Luyolo Nomandela Ha ha ha ha ha SA Barcelona ( Gould , Masilela , Gaxa , Khune )
Excalibur (Sea Robbers)
posted: 11:34 am
Well goodluck boys...hope Parker can redeem himself.
I like it 4 da pirates
posted: 11:37 am
Bob is crying his players r nt horses...pirates reached da finals of every compatition 2years running played da maximum number of games a team can play in a season in the psl but we never complained....nxa dis micky mouse fly by nyt team...
glory days are back
posted: 11:38 am
hhay mani give our players a break
posted: 11:39 am
posted: 11:34 am | Report
Bernard Parker , Siphiwe Tshabalala ,
Reneilwe Letsholonyane , Erick Mathoho ,
Tefu Mashamamaite and news signing
Kermit Erasmus , Luyolo Nomandela Ha ha
ha ha ha SA Barcelona ( Gould , Masilela ,
Gaxa , Khune )

Uya kaka manje ... Erasmus ??? Hahahaha
#RTG Is The Motto, #OPFC Is The Broken Motor
posted: 11:39 am
Hay'bo?! Captain Fantastic Itu Khune?!!!
Khosiologyst ...''Echte Liebe''
posted: 11:39 am
Igesund is smoking hashish , no KC player will participate in some KHOZAFA tournament.
Bobsteak told him, he will not release any players, this tournament is not even on FIFA's calendar.
posted: 11:39 am
What happened to Manyisa now coach ??
Lady Goldilight
posted: 11:40 am
I really don't think Yeye, Parker and Shabba should've been included in the squad. GI should've only went for other players who have never had a chance of wearing the Bafana Bafana jersey. It seems almost unfair for them to be included. Let's just hope the likes of Shongwe and Nomandela will be given a chance to prove themselves.
posted: 11:40 am




tjooo tjooo i can't wait to beat rats
Sir eeemzaa-walikhosi
posted: 11:42 am
" Unusually, the squad does not feature any players from Orlando Pirates, while the most-represented team is Kaizer Chiefs, with five "

Chiefs is the back-bone of Mzansi football

K4L : let's hear
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