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Breaking: Bafana’s AFCON Prep Squad Announced

Head Coach Stuart Baxter has named his squad that will be representing South Africa at the Africa Cup Of Nations competition.

Bafana Bafana will soon be jetting out to Egypt where they will begin their preparations for the prestigious AFCON tournament that will kick off next month.

The South African national team will be coming up against Ivory Coast, Morocco and Namibia in group D of the competition.

Here are the players who will represent South Africa at the AFCON, with the final squad set to be reduced to 23 players:

Goalkeepers: Darren Keet (Bidvest Wits ), Rowen Williams (Supersport), Bruce Bvuma (Kaizer Chiefs).

Defenders: Daniel Cardoso (Chiefs) , Rivaldo Coetzee (Sundowns), Ramahlwe Mphahlele (Chiefs), Thulani Hlatshwayo (Wits), Innocent Maela (Pirates), S’Fiso Hlanti (Wits ), Buhle Mkhawanazi (Wits), Thamsanqa Mkhize (Cape Town City). 

Midfielders: Bongani Zungu (Amiens), Hlompho Kekana (Downs), Dean Furman (SS), Kamohelo Mokotjo (Brentford), Tiyani Mabunda (Downs), Thulani Serero (Vitesse), Thembinkosi Lorch (Pirates), Themba Zwane (Downs), Fortune Makaringe (Maritzburg), Ben Motshwari (Pirates), Keagan Dolly (Montpellier). 

Strikers: Lebo Mothiba (Strasbourg), Percy Tau (Royal St Union), Lars Veldwijk (Sparta Rotterdam), Lebogang Maboe (Downs), Sibusiso Vilakazi (Downs), Kermit Erasmus (CT City)

Players currently awaiting their passports: Nikola Tavares (Crystal Palace, England), Joel Unteresee (FC Zurich , Switzerland).

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