Bafana Bafana coach Molefi Ntseki has named his provisional squad for the two 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers to be played in November.
South Africa face Ghana away, then return home to host Sudan in a space of five days, with the first match taking place on 14 November.
Ntseki has stuck to most of the players who featured in the squad that beat Mali in an international friendly early in October.
“If it is not broken, why fix it,” Ntseki said of the squad.
“We have decided to keep the bulk of the team because they already understand what we want to do, and you will recall this will be my third camp with them – even though we did not play a match in the first one.”
“So, it was important to keep that consistency as we also don’t have too much to work on things seeing that we are playing two matches in a space of three days, which also involves significant travelling”. said Ntseki.
Conspicuously missing from the squad are Mamelodi Sundowns duo Sibusiso Vilakazi and Hlompho Kekana.
Below the squad line up are some of the fan reactions to the inclusion and exclusion of their favourite Bafana Bafana stars.
The squad announcement like always drew mixed reactions:
Darren Keet (Leuven FC, Belgium), Ronwen Williams (Supersport United), Ricardo Goss (Bidvest Wits)
Erick Mathoho (Kaizer Chiefs), S’fiso Hlanti, Buhle Mkhwanazi, Thulani Hlatshwayo (Bidvest Wits), Thapelo Morena, Mosa Lebusa (Mamelodi Sundowns), Innocent Maela (Orlando Pirates), Thamsanqa Mkhize (Cape Town City).
Kamohelo Mokotjo (Brentford FC, England), Bongani Zungu (SC Amiens, France), Thato Mokeke (Cape Town City), Dean Furman, Aubrey Modiba (Supersport United), Lebo Phiri (EA Guingamp, France), Mothobi Mvala (Highlands Park), Themba Zwane (Mamelodi Sundowns), Thembinkosi Lorch (Orlando Pirates), Percy Tau, (Club Brugge, Belgium), Thulani Serero (Al Jazira, UAE)
Lebo Mothiba (Racing Strasbourg, France), Bradley Grobler (Supersport United), Kermit Erasmus (Cape Town City)
By Gerald Dandah