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Bafana COSAFA Squad Announced

Latest Bafana Bafana Squad Has Been Announced

By Soccer Laduma - May 03, 2018 11:44 AM

The Bafana Bafana squad for the COSAFA Cup tournament has been announced by the national team’s head coach, Stuart Baxter.

Baxter has announced a preliminary squad of 34 players for the upcoming 2018 COSAFA Cup tournament.

As confirmed by the South African Football Association (SAFA), all 34 players have to be registered with COSAFA by tomorrow (Friday).

“Bafana Bafana head coach Stuart Baxter has announced a preliminary squad of 34 players for the upcoming 2018 COSAFA Cup tournament. All 34 have to be registered with COSAFA by Friday, 4 May 2018. The list will be trimmed down to 20 players that will take part in the tournament,” SAFA confirmed on their official website.

“The announcement of the final squad will be made on Thursday, 17 May 2018 – and those players must be registered with COSAFA by Sunday, 20 May. Bafana Bafana assemble for camp on Saturday, 26 May, and the tournament kicks off the next day in Polokwane. It runs until Sunday, 9 June. 

“South Africa got a bye in the first round and will only join the action in the quarter-final stage when they face the winner of Group A on Saturday, 2 June 2018. Madagascar, Mozambique, Comoros and Seychelles are in Group A, while Botswana, Angola, Mauritius and Malawi make up Group B.

“The matches will be played at three venues – Old Peter Mokaba Stadium, Seshego Stadium as well as the New Peter Mokaba Stadium. The final takes place on Sunday, 9 June,” confirmed SAFA. 

34-man Bafana preliminary squad:   

Goalkeepers: Bruce Bvuma (Kaizer Chiefs), Reyaad Pieterse (SuperSport United) and Brandon Petersen (Ajax Cape Town)  

Defenders: Reeve Frosler (Bidvest Wits), Grant Kekana (Supersport United), Siyabonga Ngezana (Kaizer Chiefs), Motjeka Madisha (Mamelodi Sundowns), Siyanda Xulu (Maritzburg United), Taariq Fielies (Cape Town City), Innocent Maela (Orlando Pirates), Musa Lebusa (Ajax Cape Town), Sibusiso Mabiliso (AmaZulu), Paseka Mako (Chippa United) and Mothobi Mvala (Highlands Park)    

Midfielders: Wiseman Meyiwa (Kaizer Chiefs), Siphesihle Ndlovu (Maritzburg United), Fortune Makaringe (Maritzburg United), Teboho Mokoena (SuperSport United), Goodman Mosele (Baroka) Aubrey Modiba (SuperSport United), Jamie Webber (SuperSport United), Thembinkosi Lorch (Orlando Pirates), Lebohang Maboe (Maritzburg United), Grant Margeman (Ajax Cape Town), Siphelele Ntshangase (Kaizer Chiefs), Abednego Mosiatlhaga (Bidvest Wits), Gift Links (Alassiouty Sport FC, Egypt), Phakamani Mahlambi (Al Ahly, Egypt) and Vincent Pule (Bidvest Wits)  

Strikers: Gift Motupa (Baroka), Lyle Foster (Orlando Pirates), Ryan Moon (Kaizer Chiefs), Luther Singh (SC Braga B FC, Portugal) and Lebo Mothiba (Lille FC, France)


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JAWS OF LIFE May 04, 2018 02:45 PM
Wow!! G00d squard.
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Mtwesi May 04, 2018 02:27 PM
A promising squad indeed
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fisto vs zebraditor May 04, 2018 11:37 AM
Mxm
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laqwela May 04, 2018 03:34 AM
@jerseynumber8 you should also mention their teams for more info
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Schakos May 04, 2018 02:14 AM
Sies man! These attention seekers are disgusting to say the least
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jerseynumber8 May 03, 2018 08:07 PM
This tournament should have been prioritised for U23 players eligible for the Tokyo Olympics 2020. That is players born from the 1 January 1997 and after. The following players easily come to mind:......................... .............................. ............ ....... .... 1.Mondli Mpotu 2.Thando Mukumela 3.Graeme Pratt 4.Katlego Mohamme 5.Keanu Cupido 6.Tercious Malepe 7.Sirgio Kammies 8.Teboho Mokeona 9.Luther Singh 10.Phakamani Mahlambi 11.Gift Links .............................. .... .... .............................. .............................. ............. .............................. .................... .... 12.Reeve Frosler 13.Shane Saraline 14.Siyabonga Ngezana 15.Sandile Mthethwa 16.Shane Roberts 17.Notha Ngcobo 18.Grant Margeman 19.Liam Jordan 20.Masilake Phohlongo 21.Fagrie Lakay 22.Sanele Tshabalala 23.Darren Johnson
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Prayer@k4l May 03, 2018 08:03 PM
Idiots are always negative
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Prayer@k4l May 03, 2018 08:00 PM
The future looks bright for our national team...Good luck boys
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KING GEEZY May 03, 2018 06:54 PM
Useless cup , thanks for leaving our players they need to rest .
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roger-fetumba May 03, 2018 03:27 PM
No news here
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Yellow-Blue. May 03, 2018 03:08 PM
@Line's Man... well said dawana, am glad our players we rested for this useless plastic cup.
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raymondjie May 03, 2018 02:26 PM
Being a dunusa fan is a curse
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raymondjie May 03, 2018 02:25 PM
@Line's Man... , stupid
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Line's Man... May 03, 2018 02:19 PM
Useless Cup - only players from Macufe Cup, ABC Motsepe League, National First Division should be called up for this nonsense. It's a disgrace for our player to be called for this plastic cup.
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Kalatjane May 03, 2018 01:13 PM
@Knowledge Makena you want to toitoi for nothing...which article you talking about
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Mpho wa Cosmos May 03, 2018 12:57 PM
National team no longer interesting like before. I remember those days where ppl used to sacrifice their programs to watch Bafana. Today bench warmers get call up. I remember Tsotetsi Phiri doing great but it was not easy for him bcz Sizwe was doing everything to own the righ back possession. Today there are players you just see on Bafana but don't see them in their Teams line up. It kills the confidence and the healthy competition. Only one player from NFD not Gud for our development, this is plastic Cosafa why don't you give fair chance?
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So-Mathabo-KBY May 03, 2018 12:43 PM
Plastic coach, Plastic tournament for plastic fans
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Umngcatshi May 03, 2018 12:41 PM
From Sundowns its only Madisha that is taken. Thanx coach for thinking for our players, we will raise the flag in Africa.
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S@ Velley thabane May 03, 2018 12:35 PM
Moon inst by lebogang phiri
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magents02 May 03, 2018 12:23 PM
@Knowledge Makena where do you see that

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