Molefi Ntseki has named a strong 26-man squad for Bafana Bafana’s upcoming Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Ghana and Sudan.
The first match will be played at FNB Stadium on March 25 against the Black Stars, while the national team will be away from home three days later.
Ghana are top of Group C after four games, while Bafana are second and tied on nine points with the log leaders following the same number of games.
The home match against Ghana and the away leg to Sudan are the final two matches for South Africa in their bid to qualify for the Afcon, to be hosted in Cameroon next year. Only two teams from the group can book a place at the Afcon.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the tournament was moved from taking place this year and has now been rescheduled for January 2022.
Below is the full list:
Goalkeepers: Veli Mothwa (AmaZulu FC), Ronwen Williams (SuperSport United FC), Itumeleng Khune (Kaizer Chiefs FC)
Defenders: Thibang Phete (OS Belenenses, Portugal), Siyanda Xulu (Haopel Tel Aviv, Israel), Thulani Hlatshwayo (Orlando Pirates), Mosa Lebusa (Sundowns), Innocent Maela (Orlando Pirates), Sifiso Hlanti (Swallows), Thapelo Morena (Sundowns), Craig Martin (Cape Town City)
Midfielders: Rivaldo Coetzee (Sundowns), Themba Zwane (Sundowns), Thulani Serero (Al Jazira FC, Abu Dhabi), Ben Motshwari (Orlando Pirates), Bongani Zungu (Rangers FC, Scotland), Keagan Dolly (Montpellier FC, France), Percy Tau (Brighton and Hove Albion, England), Sipho Mbule (Supersport United), Andile Jali (Sundowns), Luther Singh (Paços de Ferreira,Portugal), Dean Furman (Carlisle United FC, England)
Forwards: Kermit Erasmus (Sundowns FC), Bradley Grobler (Supersport United), Ruzaigh Gamildien (Swallows FC), Lyle Foster (Victoria Guimaraes, Portugal)
Check out some of the new-ish faces in the Bafana squad in the gallery above...