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Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter names 25-man squad for CHAN qualifiers against Zambia

Posted: 31 July 2017 Time: 12:00

Bafana Bafana head coach Stuart Baxter has announced a 25-man squad to face Zambia in the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifiers.

The first leg clash of the third and final round will take place on Saturday, 12 August at a venue still to be announced.

Kick-off is at 15h00.

Baxter has kept the bulk of the squad from the previous outing, making only five changes.

Kaizer Chiefs goal-minder Bruce Bvuma, who was in the 2017 COSAFA Castle Cup squad, returns after he missed out on the two-legged CHAN qualifiers against Botswana. He takes the place of Khulekani Kubheka.

In defence, Malebogo Modise and Junaid Sait make way for Denwin Farmer (SuperSport United) and Ayabulela Konqobe of AmaZulu. SuperSport midfielder Teboho Mokoena is back in the squad after he was withdrawn before the second leg of the Botswana clash at Moruleng Stadium.

U-20 international Masilakhe Phohlongo of Ajax Cape Town and Tshegofatso Mabaso of Bloemfontein Celtic are the new faces in the middle of the park. The strike force trio of Gift Motupa, Ryan Moon and Bonginkosi Ntuli has been recalled.

Bafana go into camp on Sunday, 6 August. The return leg will be played in Zambia on the weekend of 18, 19, 20 August. The overall winner will qualify for the CHAN tournament, which is set to take place in Kenya from 11 January to 2 February 2018.

A total of 16 teams will qualify to play in the final tournament and national team players who are playing in their country’s own domestic league will be eligible to compete in the football showpiece.

BAFANA BAFANA SQUAD FOR CHAN

NO. PLAYER’S NAME CLUB
 GOALKEEPERS:
1. Boalefa PULE Amazulu FC
2. Steven HOFFMAN Platinum Stars FC
3. Bruce BVUMA Kaizer Chiefs FC
 DEFENDERS:
4. Siyabonga NHLAPO SuperSport United FC
5. Siphiwe MNGUNI Platinum Stars FC
6. Sandile MTHETHWA Orlando Pirates FC
7. Mothobi MVALA Highlands Park FC
8. Mario BOOYSEN Mamelodi Sundowns FC
9. Tercious MALEPE Orlando Pirates FC
10. Denwin FARMER Supersport United FC
11. Ayabulela KONQOBE Amazulu FC
 MIDFIELDERS:
12. Cole ALEXANDER Supersport United FC
13. Michael MORTON Amazulu FC
14. Riyaad NORODIEN Orlando Pirates FC
15. Jamie WEBBER Stellenbosch FC
16. Sphelele NTSHANGASE Black Leopards FC
17. Dumisani ZUMA Kaizer Chiefs FC
18. Teboho MOKOENA Supersport United FC
19. Sipho MBULE SuperSport United FC
20. Sibusiso KUMALO Mamelodi Sundown FC
21. Masilakhe PHOHLONGO Ajax Cape Town FC
22. Tshegofatso MABASO Bloemfontein Celtic FC
STRIKERS
23. Bongani NTULI Mamelodi Sundowns FC
24. Ryan MOON Kaizer Chiefs FC
25. Gift MOTUPA Baroka FC

 

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