Lepasa, Dolly named in SA's Cosafa Cup squad

21 May 2019 - 12:42 By Mahlatse Mphahlele
TS Galaxy striker Zakhele Lepasa has cracked the nod in the Bafana Bafana Cosafa Cup squad.
TS Galaxy striker Zakhele Lepasa has cracked the nod in the Bafana Bafana Cosafa Cup squad.
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Coach David Notoane has announced a strong 23-man squad for the Cosafa Cup including French-based star Keegan Dolly.

The squad also includes Premier Soccer League (PSL) regulars like Reyaad Pieterse‚ Tercious Malepe‚ Teboho Mokoena‚ Phakamani Mahlambi and TS Galaxy star Zakhele Lepasa.

Notoane said he selected French-based Dolly to help him with match fitness ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Egypt.

"We all know he has had issues with injuries and this is to help him to get ready for Afcon‚" said Notoane.

Bafana Bafana will open their campaign with a clash against Botswana on June 2 at the Princess Magogo Stadium where they will be looking to avoid embarrassment and qualify for the last four.

If Bafana lose to Botswana they will drop to the plate section of the competition.

Together with Angola‚ Madagascar‚ Namibia and Zimbabwe‚ Bafana will use this regional tournament as part of preparations for the Afcon finals in Egypt next month.

Zimbabwe are the defending champions having won the last of their record six titles in Polokwane last year when they defeated Zambia 4-2.

Full squad:

Goalkeepers:

Mondli Mpoto‚ Darren Johnson‚ Reyaad Pieterse

Defenders:

Thendo Mukumela‚ Keanu Cupido‚ Reeve Froslrer‚ Tercious Malepe‚ Katlego Mohamme‚ Bongani Sam‚ Sandile Mthethwa

Midfielders:

Teboho Mokoena‚ Athenkosi Dlala‚ Sipho Mpule‚ Kamohelo Mahlatsi‚ Grant Margeman‚ Jamie Webber‚ Keagan Dolly‚ Kgaugelo Sekgotha

Strikers:

Jermondre Dickens‚ Luther Singh‚ Liam Jordan‚ Phakamani Mahlambi‚ Zakhele Lepasa

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