Bafana squad for Mandela Challenge

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Bafana will host Cote d'Ivoire in the annual showpiece at Mbombela Stadium on Sunday, a day after the Telkom Knockout Final between SuperSport United and Platinum Stars.

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As the international tie falls outside of the FIFA calendar, clubs are not obliged to release their players for it.

SuperSport and Stars were not asked to avail any of their players owing to their cup commitments.

The Nelson Mandela Challenge, played in honour of the former state president and anti-apartheid icon, has been a regular feature on the senior national team calendar since 1995.

African champions Nigeria won the previous edition of the competition with a 2-0 victory over Bafana in August 2013.

Bafana squad:

Goalkeepers: Brilliant Khuzwayo, Jackson Mabokgwane, Dumisani Msibi

Defenders: Siyabonga Nhlapo, Patrick Phungwayo, Mulomowandau Mathoho, Ntsikelelo Nyauza, Kwanda Mngonyama, Ayabulela Magqwaka, Thulani Hlatshwayo, Siyanda Zulu

Midfielders: Themba Zwane, Mzikayise Mashaba, Oupa Manyisa, Vuyisile Wana, Fagrie Lakay, Jabulani Shongwe, Bongani Zungu, Asavela Mbekile

Strikers: Siyanda Ngubo, Puleng Tlolane, David Zulu, Lerato Lamola

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Cote d'Ivoire squad:

Diallo Ismael Jean Chester, Sangare Badra Ali, Moukoro Cheikh, Zirignon Badi Jean Daniel, Cisse Abdul Karim, Angban Victorien, Diabate Inza, Magbi Gbagbo Laurent Junior, Britto Dagou Willie, Kessie Franck Yannick, Diaby Ibrahima, Sangare Ibrahima, N'Guessan Yao Serge, Diomande Sory Ibrahim, Gniangbo Dogbole Franck Anderson, Soumahoro Ben Mamadou Junior, Bini Kouman, Diavara Adams, Bagate Salif, Doumbia Lamine.




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