Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos has announced his squad to take on Morocco in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in June.
Bafana are due to play the north Africans in a group K match on June 9 in Rabat, but the match against Zimbabwe will not go ahead after the the Warriors were suspended from international football, along with Kenya. Liberia are also in Bafana Bafana's group.
Broos has brought back Orlando Pirates attacker Thembinkosi Lorch into the team, having done well recently for the Buccaneers. Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Phathutshedzo Nange has also been included. Broos has included attack-minded players in his side, including the likes of Fagrie Lakay, Bongokuhle Hlongwane and Khanyisa Mayo.
After missing out on qualifying for the FIFA World Cup, Broos is determined to qualify for AFCON.
Goalkeepers: Ronwen Williams (SuperSport United), Veli Mothwa (AmaZulu), Bruce Bvuma (Kaizer Chiefs).
Defenders: Nyiko Mobbie (Sekhukhune United), Khuliso Mudau, Grant Kekana, Lyle Lakay, (all Mamelodi Sundowns), Bandile Shandu, Innocent Maela (both Orlando Pirates), Thibang Phete (Belenenses, Portugal), Taariq Fielies, Terrence Mashego (both Cape Town City).
Midfielders: Spephele Sithole (Belenenses, Portugal), Goodman Mosele (Orlando Pirates), Yusuf Maart (Sekhukhune), Phathutshedzo Nange (Chiefs).
Strikers: Thembinkosi Lorch (Pirates), Evidence Makgopa (Baroka FC), Khanyisa Mayo (City), Fagrie Lakay (Pyramids, Egypt), Lyle Foster (Westerlo, Belgium), Bongokuhle Hlongwane (Minnesota FC, USA), Percy Tau (Al Ahly, Egypt).