Mabokgwane, Mncwango named in Bafana Bafana squad for World Cup qualifiers
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.
Mashaba position as Bafana Bafana coach shaky Ephraim ‘‘Shakes” Mashaba has edged closer to a Bafana Bafana exit after he was hauled over the coals by unimpressed members of the South African Football Association’s (Safa) technical committee on Wednesday. OPINION: Mashaba faces tough Safa questions as Bafana coaching job hangs by thread Ephraim ‘‘Shakes" Mashaba remains stranded on death row, and he more than anyone else knows Saturday’s stay of execution was not a pardon but a delay of the inevitable.
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.
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