Two SA players registered for EPL

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Two players who are eligible to represent South Africa have been registered to play in the Premier League this season.

The confirmed squad lists for all 20 Premier League teams have been confirmed for the first half of the 2021/22 season and no fewer than two players who are eligible to represent South Africa have made the cut for their respective teams.

Southampton's Kgaogelo Chauke is part of the England youth setup but was named in South Africa's provisional squad for the 2020 Olympic Games and has been included in the Saint's squad for the campaign.

He features on the list alongside Newcastle United youngster Bradley Cross who has been impressing for the club's U-23 team since joining from Schalke 04, and who was even handed the captain's armband in November last year.

Each Premier League club is compelled to submit a squad list of no more than 25 players, as well as an additional list of registered U21 players who are eligible to play in the league, which is where Chauke and Cross both feature. 

Last season, six South African-eligible players, including the aforementioned duo, were registered to take part in the competition, although that number has now been reduced after Percy Tau, Khanya Leshabela, Nikola Tavares and Max McMillan all made moves.

Tau recently joined Egyptian giants Al Ahly on a permanent deal while Leshabela, who made his senior debut last season, has joined League One side Shrewsbury Town on loan from Leicester City.

Meanwhile, McMillan has left Leeds United to join Fleetwood Town in the third-tier while Nikola Tavares joined Wealdstone after parting ways with Crystal Palace.

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