• Notoane names Bafana’s CHAN squad

    David Notoane, coach of South Africa u23

    Coach David Notoane has named his 23-man squad to play Lesotho in the Caf Orange CHAN qualifiers for the Ethiopia 2020 championships.

    The South African national team will play Lesotho in the first leg on 28 July at the Setsoto Stadium with thr return leg scheduled to kick off on 4 August in Johannesburg.

    Notoane has retained most of the players who took part in the recently ended Cosafa Cup tournament that took place in Durban from 26 May to 8 June 2019 where Bafana Bafana won the Plate after beating Malawi 5-4 on penalties.

    Amajita captain Khulekani Kubheka replaces Reyaad Pieterse between the sticks, while Richards Bay’s Andile Mbanjwa comes in for Ajax Cape Town’s Darren Johnson.

    Meanwhile, Zakele Kewuti of Cape Town City has earned his maiden call-up to the national team setup

    Leading the attack for South Africais Zakhele Lepasa and Jemondre Dickens of Orlando Pirates and Baroka respectively.

    Take a look at Bafana Bafana’s CHAN squad in full:

    Goalkeepers: Mondli Mpoto (Bloemfontein Celtic), Khulekani Kubheka (Cape Umoya), Andile Mbanjwa (Richard Bay)

    Defenders: Thendo Mukumela (Ajax Cape Town), Jerry Msane (Cape Town City), Katlego Mohamme (AmaTuks), Sandile Mthethwa (Richards Bay), Sibusiso Mabiliso (Amazulu), Reeve Frosler (Kaizer Chiefs), Tercious Malepe (Chippa United), Justice Tshabalala (Orlando Pirates)

    Midfielders: Goodman Mosele (Baroka), Athenkosi Dlala, Kgodiso Monama (both AmaTuks), Kamohelo Abel Mahlatsi (SuperSport United), Grant Margeman (Ajax Cape Town), Siboniso Conco (Golden Arrows), Luvuyo Phewa (Real Kings), Siphesihle Mkhize (Mamelodi Sundowns), Onyedikachi Ononogbu (Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila), Zukile Kewuti (Cape Town City)

    Strikers: Zakhele Lepasa (Orlando Pirates), Jemondre Dickens (Baroka)