Shakes Mashaba has announced a 25-man Bafana Bafana squad to play two international friendlies against Costa Rica and Honduras.South Africa take a trip to South America for the next FIFA international break between October 5-13.Mashaba’s players will take on Costa Rica on Thursday, (8 October 2015) in Liberia at the Baltodano Bricenio Stadium.
The on form Kaizer Chiefs midfielder George Lebese’s hard work was finally noticed by Mashaba, as he get a chance to represent Bafana Bafana after his great performances in the league and the MTN8 cup.
Friday, October 9. kick off time 20h00 local time Costa Rica (04h00 SA Time)
Five days later,(Tuesday 13 October 2015) Bafana Bafana compete against Honduras at the Metropolitano Stadium in San Pedro Sula.
Kick-off is at 16h00 local time in Hondurasa (00h00 SA Time).
In the latest FIFA rankings, Costa Rica are ranked 39th, while Honduras are 81st.
Bafana Bafana are ranked at 72nd.
Bafana Bafana squad:
Jackson Mabokgwane (Mpumalanga Aces FC), Itumeleng Khune (Kaizer Chiefs), Ronwen Williams (SuperSport United).
Eric Mathoho (Kaizer Chiefs), Rivaldo Coetzee (Ajax Cape Town), Thulani Hlatshwayo (Bidvest Wits), Siyabonga Nhlapo (Bidvest Wits), Anele Ngcongca (Racing Genk), Mzikayise Mashaba (Mamelodi Sundowns), Clayton Daniels (SuperSport United), Thabo Matlaba (Orlando Pirates).
Dean Furman (SuperSport United), Andile Jali (KV Oostende), Bongani Zungu (Sundowns), Mandla Masango (Randers FC), Jabulani Shongwe (Bidvest Wits), Mpho Makola (Orlando Pirates), Ayanda Patosi (Lokeren), George Lebese (Kaizer Chiefs), Oupa Manyisa (Orlando Pirates).
Thulani Serero (Ajax Amsterdam), Thamsanqa Gabuza (Orlando Pirates), Sibusiso Vilakazi (Bidvest Wits), Tokelo Rantie (Bournemouth), Prince Nxumalo (Ajax Cape Town).