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The 25 Finalists To Battle For Pirates' MDC Contract Revealed

The finals week of the Shield Sbonis'iDiski campaign is drawing near, and the names of the 25 finalists taking part have now been revealed.

Read: 25 Finalists To Battle For Contract With Pirates' MDC Side

In an interview with Soccer Laduma last week, head coach Dumisani Thusi explained that every region in South Africa was represented, and he and his fellow coaches are happy with the balance of the squad.

Here is the full list of the 25 finalists:

Banele Sibanda (Gauteng)
Siyabonga Mabuza (Mpumalanga)
Mahlatse Mathekga (Mpumalanga)
Amogelang Matebesi (Northern Cape)
Tshepo Kakora (Northern Cape)
Kopano Mokopelwa (Northern Cape)
Cassius Spandelel (Northern Cape)
Kamohelo Pheeane (Free State)
Ofenste Tladi (Free State)
Thandanani Tshabalala (Free State)
Karabo Motholo (North West)
Siphoguhle Sovendle (Free State)
Thato Mpete (North West)
Banele Gabela (Gauteng)
Samkelo Msizane (Gauteng)
Karabo Sithole (Gauteng)
Luvo Mbusi (Western Cape)
Thobani Jacobs (Eastern Cape)
Simnikiwe Mbonde (Eastern Cape)
Devon Reinders (Gauteng)
Nhlakanipho Maphumulo (KwaZulu-Natal)
Xolani Dlamini (KwaZulu-Natal)
Andy Mehlaphe (Limpopo)
Karabo Mafa (Limpopo)
Mpimo Ngobeni (Gauteng) 

The players will report for their first training camp next week before taking on the Orlando Pirates MultiChoice Diski Challenge side on Wednesday, 31 July.

From the final group of 25, three winners will be selected to travel to England, where they will get the opportunity to train with Premier League club Chelsea.

Read: 'Pirates' Coaches Are Excited About The Talent They've Seen'

An overall winner will also be selected, and he will walk away with a one-year contract with Orlando Pirates' MDC team and the title of Shield Ultimate Player.

For more information on dates, times and other key information, visit www.shield.co.za.

 

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