S Africa names squad in AFCON qualifier against Nigeria

2018-11-08 12:55:24

South Africa head coach Stuart Baxter has announced his 23-man squad for the game against Nigeria in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier in November.

The Nigerian Super Eagles will face off against the South African Bafana Bafana on November 17 with a qualification ticket to the 2019 AFCON at stake for both teams.

Nigeria are on top of the group with nine points and South Africa are not far behind with seven points from four games.

The South Africans were victorious the last time the two countries met in the opening game of the group stage.

Baxter named a 23-man strong list of home-based and foreign stars as some key players in the team are out with injury.

South Africa national team:

Goalkeepers

Itumeleng Khune (Kaizer Chiefs), Ronwen Williams (SuperSport United), Darren Keet (Wits)

Defenders

Ramahlwe Mphahlele (Chiefs), Motjeka Madisha (Mamelodi Sundowns), Siyanda Xulu (Maritzburg United), Innocent Maela (Orlando Pirates), Thulani Hlatshwayo, S'Fiso Hlanti, Buhle Mkhwanazi (all Wits), Thamsanqa Mkhize (Cape Town City)

Midfielders

Vincent Pule, Thembinkosi Lorch (all Pirates), Fortune Makaringe (Maritzburg), Lebohang Maboe, Hlompho Kekana, Tiyani Mabunda (all Sundowns), Teboho Mokoena (SuperSport), Thulani Serero (Vitesse)

Strikers

Lebo Mothiba (Strasbourg), Percy Tau (Royal Union), Dino Ndlovu (Zhejiang), Themba Zwane (Sundowns)

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