Bafana Bafana head coach Shakes Mashaba has announced the official squad to face Burkina Faso in the first fixture of the Russia 2018 World Cup qualifiers.
The national team will travel away to Burkina Faso for the first group qualifying encounter of the 2018 World Cup.
Bafana have been drawn in group D of the qualifying round, coming up against Burkina Faso, Senegal and Cape Verde, with only one team able to qualify for the World Cup.
The match against Burkina will take place on Saturday, 8 October 2016, at Stade Du 4 Auot in Ouagadougou, at 20h00.
This is the squad for the Burkina encounter, as announced by Mashaba in a press-conference at SAFA House in Johannesburg today:
Goalkeepers: Jackson Mabokgwane, Itumeleng Khune, Brighton Mhlongo
Defenders: Ramahlwe Mphahlele, Rivaldo Coetzee, Thulani Hlatshwayo, Abbubaker Mobara, Diamond Thopola, Tebogo Langerman, Eric Mathoho, Thabo Matlaba
Midfielders: Dean Furman, May Mahlangu, Thulani Serero, Oupa Manyisa, Ayanda Patosi, Keagan Dolly, Maphosa Modiba, Mpho Makola, Hlompho Kekana
Strikers: Eleazar Rodgers, Thamsanqa Gabuza, Thobani Mncwango, Sibusiso Vilakazi, Tokelo Rantie