South Africa name squad for 2021 Cosafa cup

Early this month, Bafana Bafana beat Uganda Cranes 3-2 in an international friendly with Mkhalele in charge.

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Bafana Bafana assistant coach Helman Mkhalele has named the squad for next month’s Cosafa Cup.

While announcing the squad at a media conference at SAFA House on Tuesday afternoon, Mkhalele said he targets to win the tournament.
“The objective is to win the COSAFA Cup and that will help us with our preparations for World Cup Qualifiers,” Helman Mkhalele revealed.

Mkhalele continues to be in charge of the team on the account that head coach Hugo Broos is out of the country and is expected back to South Africa in July.

Given the current Covid-19 restrictions in almost every country, Hugo Broos may have to wait until the World Cup qualifiers.

Early this month, Bafana Bafana beat Uganda Cranes 3-2 in an international friendly with Mkhalele in charge.


And in the squad, he has retained some of those who secured victory against Uganda.

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South Africa have been drawn in Group A of the tournament, alongside Botswana, Eswatini and Lesotho.

The tournament will run from July 7-18, 2021 in Gqeberha, Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa. The forthcoming edition will also feature guest nation Senegal, who are currently the highest- ranked African nation in the Fifa rankings.

Among those summoned, are players from Kaizer Chiefs however, Mkhalele noted that they could be replaced if Chiefs reach the final of the Caf Champions League.

Full squad:

Goalkeepers:

Ronwen Williams (SuperSport Utd)

Sifiso Mlungwana (Golden Arrows)

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Defenders:

Rushine De Reuck (Mamelodi Sundowns)

Denwin Farmer (Baroka)

Siyabonga Ngezana (Kaizer Chiefs)

Njabulo Ngcobo (Swallows)

Sifiso Ngobeni (Bloem Celtic)

Bongani Sam (Bloem Celtic)

Keenan Philips (SuperSport Utd)

Mashweu Mphahlele (Baroka)

Midfielders:

Sphelele Mkhulise (Mamelodi Sundowns)

Ethan Books (TS Galaxy)

Siyethemba Sithebe (AmaZulu)

Goodman Mosele (Baroka)

Kgaogelo Sekgota (Swallows)

Happy Mashiane (Kaizer Chiefs)

Tiklas Thutlwa (Black Leopards)

Vincent Pule (Orlando Pirates)

Attackers:

Bongokuhle Hlongwane (Maritzburg Utd)

Tshegofatso Mabasa (Orlando Pirates).

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