South Africa head coach Hugo Broos has named a final 23-man squad to face Ethiopia twice next month for the matchday 3 and 4 of the 2022 FIFA Qatar World Cup qualifiers.
The Belgian manager reduced his squad after publishing a first provisional squad which comprised 34 players.
Now, they are 23 and the major absentee is new Al Ahly player Percy Tau as the Egyptian Premier League side refused to release him for national team duty.
Hugo Broos will have to made up his squad without his deputy captain to face Ethiopia on October 9. Bafana Bafana will host them back on October 11 for the second leg.
As a reminder, South Africa is on top of Group G after securing 4 points out of two games with a home win against Ghana Black Stars which led to their coach CK Akonnor sacking.
Full South Africa squad :
Goalkeepers : Ronwen Williams (Supersport United FC), Veli Mothwa (AmaZulu FC), Bruce Bvuma (Kaizer Chiefs FC).
Defenders: Sydney Mobbie (Sekhukhune United), Rushine De Reuck (Mamelodi Sundowns FC), Siyanda Xulu (Haopel Tel Aviv), Mosa Lebusa (Mamelodi Sundowns FC), Njabulo Ngcobo ( Kaizer Chiefs FC), Sifiso Hlanti (Kaizer Chiefs FC), Terence Mashego (Cape Town City FC).
Midfielders : Njabulo Blom (Kaizer Chiefs FC), Mothobi Mvala ( Mamelodi Sundowns FC), Tebogo Mokoena (Supersport United), Yusuf Maart (Sekhukhune United FC ), Ethan Brooks (TS Galaxy FC ), Thabani Zuke ( Golden Arrows FC ), Goodman Mosele (Orlando Pirates FC).
Forwards : Evidence Makgopa (Baroka FC), Victor Letsoalo (Royal AM FC), Thabiso Kutumela (Mamelodi Sundowns FC), Bongokuhle Hlongwane (Maritzburg United FC), Vincent Pule (Orlando Pirates FC), Tshegofatso Mabasa (Orlando Pirates FC).