The South African coach Gordon Igesund has named his team that will face off with Kenya’s Harambee Stars on Tuesday 16 October in one of Bafana Bafana’s two friendly matches lined up in the FIFA international week.
In Igesund’s team nine new players will get a chance to shine for the South Africa national team, a number of them hoping to get their debuts. The nine are: Teko Modise who makes a return, Ricardo Nunes, of MSK Zilina, Luvhengo Mungomeni, George Lebese, Delron Buckley, Sifiso Myeni, Tokelo Rantie, Oupa Manyisa, and Thabo Nthethe.
The full squad consists of: Goalkeepers: Itumeleng Khune (Kaizer Chiefs), Wayne Sandilands (Mamelodi Sundowns), Moeneeb Josephs (Orlando Pirates)
Defenders:Thabo Nthethe (Bloemfontein Celtic), Luvhengo Mungomeni (Moroka Swallows), Punch Masenamela (Mamelodi Sundowns), Ricardo Nunes (MSK Zilina) (Slovakia), Bongani Khumalo (PAOK) (Greece) – captain, Siyabonga Sangweni (Orlando Pirates), Erick Mathoho (Kaizer Chiefs), Bevan Fransman (SuperSport United)
Midfielders: Teko Modise (Mamelodi Sundowns), Lerato Chabangu (Moroka Swallows), Siphiwe Tshabalala (Kaizer Chiefs), Reneilwe Letsholonyane (Kaizer Chiefs), Delron Buckley (Maritzburg United), May Mahlangu (Helsingborg IF) (Sweden), Dean Furman (Oldham Athletic) (England), Oupa Manyisa (Orlando Pirates), Kagisho Dikgacoi (Crystal Palace) (England), Sifiso Myeni (Orlando Pirates), Katlego Mashego (Free State Stars), George Lebese (Kaizer Chiefs)
Strikers: Bernard Parker (Kaizer Chiefs), Dino Ndlovu (Maccabi Haifa) (Israel), Tokelo Rantie (Malmo FF) (Sweden)