Carelse joins Bafana squad


Carelse missed out on the USA match at Ellis Park on Saturday after picking up a knock playing for his club Mamelodi Sundowns in last week’s League clash against Kaizer Chiefs.

He had been hoping for a chance to make his senior national team debut but now gets the opportunity to become Bafana’s 249th player in the last full international of the year for Carlos Alberto Parreira’s squad.

Carelse is one of two uncapped players in the squad with Itumeleng Khune, the 20-year-old Kaizer Chiefs’ goalkeeper, the other.

Bafana Bafana will, however, have to take the field without Lebogang Mothibantwa, who missed training because of injury although he remains with the side in the hope of a late recovery.