Africa Soccer Bafana Bafana coach names squad for France, Guinea friendlies

South Africa senior national football team coach Hugo Broos has named a final 23-member squad to face Guinea and France on 25 and 29 March.

Announcing the squad on Monday morning, Broos trimmed Bafana Bafana’s provisional squad for the trip to Europe.

So those two games are not really about the results but more about preparation for the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in June. So there will be new players, we will see if they are playing well in their clubs and then see if they perform for Bafana which is a level higher,” the coach said after announcing his preliminary squad.

“Let us hope that they improve the team. So we are using these games to be ready for June and know that we have a stronger team than the team that played in the [World Cup] qualifiers.”  

Bafana Bafana will face Guinea in Belgium on March 25 and France in Lille.

South Africa Football Association says the team will assemble a day before departure and travel to Paris on March 21.

Final squad:

Goalkeepers: Ronwen Williams (Supersport United), Bruce Bvuma (Kaizer Chiefs), Veli Mothwa (AmaZulu)

Defenders: Sydney Mobbie (Sekhukhune), Siyanda Xulu (unattached), Terrence Mashego (Cape Town City), Nkosinathi Sibisi (Golden Arrows), Athenkosi Mcaba (Stellenbosch FC), Rushine De Reuck (Mamelodi Sundowns), Khuliso Mudau (Mamelodi Sundowns) & Bandile Shandu (Orlando Pirates), Lyle Lakay (Mamelodi Sundowns).

Midfielders: Keagan Dolly (Kaizer Chiefs), Ethan Brooks (TS Galaxy), Thabang Monare (Orlando Pirates), Teboho Mokoena (Mamelodi Sundowns), Goodman Mosele (Orlando Pirates), Mothobi Mvala (Mamelodi Sundowns)

Strikers: Fagrie Lakay (Pyramids FC), Percy Tau (Al Ahly), Bongokuhle Hlongwane (Minnesota United), Lyle Foster (Westerlo), Evidence Makgopa (Baroka)

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