Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba calls up Wayne Sandilands for World Cup qualifiers with Angola
Posted: 10 November 2015 Time: 08:09
Bafana Bafana coach Ephraim Mashaba has called up goalkeeper Wayne Sandilands for the World Cup qualifiers with Angola following the unavailability of Brilliant Khuzwayo.
Mashaba initially sought to enlist Khuzwayo after an injury ruled out his Kaizer Chiefs teammate Itumeleng Khune.
However, Khuzwayo was unable to honour the call-up due to family commitments.
Mashaba has now turned to Mamelodi Sundowns' Sandilands, who has kept clean sheets in the two League games that he has played this season.
The former Platinum Stars man also stood in goal in the CHAN qualifying loss to Angola on October 17.
SAFA tweeted: "Wayne Sandilands has been called up as replacement of the injured Itumeleng Khune, he is already in camp."
The 32-year-old joins Jackson Mabokgwane and Ronwen Williams as the keepers at Mashaba's disposal for the upcoming assignment.
Mabokgwane has also seen limited game-time at Mpumalanga Black Aces this season, as he shares the keeping duties with Shu-Aib Walters. Mabokgwane has made four League apperances for AmaZayoni in 2015/16.
Williams has been an ever-present feature for SuperSport United, starting all 14 of their matches in all competitions.
All 25 Bafana players are now in camp, including Thulani Serero, Tokelo Rantie and Kamohelo Mokotjo, who arrived from Europe last night.
Mashaba's men will jet out this morning and take on the Sable Antelopes in Benguela on Friday afternoon.
South Africa will host the return duel at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on November 17.