SOUTH AFRICA ANNOUNCE PROVISIONAL SQUAD FOR AFCON
The coach of the Bafana Bafana, Ephraim Shakes Mashaba has named a 34 man provisional squad to compete for glory in the up-coming AFCON 2015. Goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune has also recovered from injury not to make the 34 man squad but has been given hope of making it for the tournament despite his omission.
Included in the list is injured Tokelo Rantie who plays for Bournemouth in the Capital One league in England but his club are sure he would recover in time to make the AFCON.
The final 23 man squad would be released on the 30th of December,2014 after training has been completed. Below is the complete 34 man squad called up by Shakes Mashaba:
Goalkeepers: Darren Keet (KV Kortrijk, Belgium), Siyabonga Mpontshane (Platinum Stars), Brilliant Khuzwayo (Kaizer Chiefs), Jackson Mabokgwane (Mpumalanga Black Aces)
Defenders: Anele Ngcongca (Racing Genk, Belgium), Eric Mathoho (Kaizer Chiefs), Rivaldo Coetzee (Ajax Cape Town), Kwanda Mngonyama (Maritzburg United), Siyabonga Nhlapo (Wits), Ntsikelelo Nyauza (Orlando Pirates), Patrick Phungwayo (Orlando Pirates), Thulani Hlatswayo (BidVest Wits), Thabo Matlaba (Orlando Pirates), Mzikayise Mashaba (Mamelodi Sundowns)
Midfielders:Themba Zwane (Mamelodi Sundowns), Sibusiso Vilakazi (Wits), Oupa Manyisa (Orlando Pirates), Andile Jali (KV Oostende, Belgium), Dean Furman (Doncaster Rovers, England), Mandla Masango (Kaizer Chiefs), Thulani Serero (Ajax Amsterdam, Netherlands), Reneilwe Letsholonyane (Kaizer Chiefs), Asavele Mbekile (Mamelodi Sundowns), Vuyisile Wana (Moroka Swallows), Jabulani Shongwe (BidVest Wits), Bongani Zungu (Mamelodi Sundowns), Thamsanqa Sangweni (Chippa United), Mondli Cele (Maritzburg United), Thuso Phala (SuperSport United)
Forwards: Tokelo Rantie (AFC Bournemouth, England), Bongani Ndulula (AmaZulu), David Zulu (Chippa United), Ayanda Patosi (Lokeren, Belgium), Bernard Parker (Kaizer Chiefs)
WRITER: PADMORE ESINU GBEVOR