Notoane names strong U-23 squad

SA National Teams

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The under-23s are set to play Angola in a two-legged qualifier for the U-23 Africa Cup of Nations, set to take place in Egypt in November.

South Africa will take on Angola in Luanda on March 22, before returning home for the second leg at Bidvest Stadium on March 26.

Notoane named a provisional squad last week and was expected to cut it down to 23 players this morning during a press conference at SAFA House in Nasrec, Johannesburg, but that was not the case.

The Mamelodi Sundowns MultiChoice Diski Challenge coach has included Phakamani Mahlambi in the squad as well as overseas-based players Kabelo Seriba, Nikola Tavares, Thabo Cele, Luther Singh, Lyle Foster and Liam Jordan.

U-23 squad:

GOALKEEPERS: Mondli Mpoto (Bloemfontein Celtic), Darren Johnson (Ajax Cape Town), Khulekani Khubeka (Cape Umoya United)

DEFENDERS: Thendo Mukumela (Ajax Cape Town), Keanu Cupido (Cape Town City), Siyabonga Ngezana (Kaizer Chiefs) Reeve Frosler (Kazier Chiefs), Kabelo Seriba (Metta FC, Latvia), Katleho Mohamme (SuperSport United), Sibusiso Mabiliso (AmaZulu FC), Sandile Mthethwa (Richards Bay), Nikola Tavares (Crystal Palace, England), Given Msimango (Highlands Park)

MIDFIELDERS: Teboho Mokoena (SuperSport United), Athenkosi Dlala (SuperSport United), Tercious Malepe (Chippa United), Gift Links (Cape Town City), Fagrie Lakay (Bidvest Wits), Kamohelo Mahlatsi (SuperSport United), Grant Magerman (Ajax Cape Town), Jamie Webber (SuperSport United), Thabo Cele (Cova da Piedade, Portugal)

STRIKERS: Luther Singh (GD Chaves, Portugal), Phakamani Mahlambi (Mamelodi Sundowns), Lyle Foster (AS Monaco, France), Liam Jordan (Koge FC, Denmark), Jemondre Dickens (Baroka FC), Keletso Makgalwa (Mamelodi Sundowns)