FIFA World Cup 2026 WCQ : South Africa names 23-man squad with Lyle Foster for Nigeria, Zimbabwe games

South Africa had coach Hugo Broos has included Burnley forward Lyle Foster in his 23-man squad for the upcoming 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Nigeria and Zimbabwe.

The 23-year old missed the last Africa Cup of Nations in Côte d’Ivoire due to mental health issues.

But the Bafana Bafana still managed to come back home with a bronze medal with Ronwnen Williams and Teboho Mokoena playing a key role.

Foster was also missing in March when South Africa drew with Andorra (1-1) and Algeria (3-3). But he is mentally free now and has been called back by Broos.

The Bafana Bafana who are currently second in Group C with 3 points will travel to Abuja to take on Nigeria on June 7 before facing Zimbabwe four days later (June 11) at home.

Full squad

Goalkeepers : Williams, Goss, Mothwa

Defenders : Mobbie, Modiba, Ngezana, Morena, Mvala, Kekana, Sibisi, Mudau

Midfielders : Mokoena, Sithole, Adams, Aubaas

Forwards : Zwane, Rayners, Tau, Appollis, Mokwana, Mofokeng, Maswanganyi, Foster


Aimé ATTI is a bilingual journalist who breathes football and shares his passion on Africa Top Sports

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