Mabokgwane, Mncwango named in Bafana Bafana squad for World Cup qualifiers

23 September 2016 - 14:27 By Marc Strydom
Bafana Bafana goalkeepers Itumeleng Khune and Jackson Mabokgwane during the South African football team training session at University of Johannesburg, South Africa.
Bafana Bafana goalkeepers Itumeleng Khune and Jackson Mabokgwane during the South African football team training session at University of Johannesburg, South Africa.
Image: Duif du Toit/Gallo Images

Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba has recalled heavyweight performers May Mahlangu, Thulani Serero and Oupa Manyisa to his squad for the October 8 World Cup qualifier against Burkina Faso.

With a priority on scoring goals Polokwane City striker Thobani Mncwango and Lokeren striker Ayanda Patosi have been included.

"We are going to try to make sure we win this encounter against Burkina Faso," Mashaba said at the announcement at Safa House on Friday.

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The match will be played in Ouagadougou at 6pm in Burkina Faso and 8pm SA time.

The other teams in Bafana's Group D are Senegal and Cape Verde Islands.

Bafana squad

Goalkpeepers: Itumeleng Khune, Jackson Mabokgwane, Brighton Mhlongo

Defenders: Ramahlwe Mphahlele, Rivaldo Coetzee, Thulani Hlatshwayo, Abbubaker Mobara, Diamond Thopola, Tebogo Langerman, Mulomowandau Mathoho, Thabo Matlaba

Midfielders: Dean Furman, May Mahlangu, Thulani Serero, Oupa Manyisa, Ayanda Patosi, Keagan Dolly, Maphosa Modiba,  Mpho Makola, Hlompo Kekana

Strikers: Eleazar Rodgers, Thamsanqa Gabuza, Thobani Mncwango, Sibusiso Vilakazi, Tokelo Rantie

  - TMG Digital

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