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Squad To Face Malawi | Patosi Call-Up

12 December 2012 The Touchline Expert

Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund has announced a 24-man squad to face Malawi in an international friendly match at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban.

The clash will take place on Saturday, 22 December 2012 and kicks off at 18h00.

Igesund has kept the core of the team that lost 1-0 to Zambia at FNB Stadium in the Nelson Mandela Challenge last month.

Belgium-based midfielder Ayanda Patosi is the only newcomer into the squad, with defender Tsepo Masilela making a comeback into the team after a long lay-off due to injury. Also returning after a long absence from the national team are Russia-based defender Siyanda Xulu and the Orlando Pirates duo of goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa and forward Daine Klate.

“I have been using the past five matches to look at various players and this one against Malawi is no different. The only difference is that this is the last chance for me and my technical team to have a final look at what we have at our disposal,” said Igesund.

“Time for observing and assessing the players is almost over, and I believe this match will give us an indication of where we are and where we are going,” added Igesund.

The coach has also announced a further 12 players that will go into a mini-training camp in Johannesburg from 27 – 30 December, where he will have a last look at the players. The final 23-man 2013 AFCON team will be announced after this camp on Sunday, 30 December.

Goalkeepers

Itumeleng KHUNE
Kaizer Chiefs FC (SA)
Wayne SANDILANDS
Mamelodi Sundowns FC (SA)
Senzo MEYIWA
Orlando Pirates FC (SA)

Defenders

Bevan FRANSMAN
Supersport United FC (SA)
Thabo NTHETHE
Bloemfontein Celtic (SA)
Siyabonga SANGWENI
Orlando Pirates FC (SA)
Siyanda XULU
FC Rostov (Russia)
Siboniso GAXA
Kaizer Chiefs FC (SA)
Tshepo MASILELA
Kaizer Chiefs FC (SA)
Thabo MATLABA
Orlando Pirates FC (SA)

Midfielders

Oupa MANYISA
Orlando Pirates FC (SA)
Reneilwe LETSHOLONYANE
Kaizer Chiefs FC (SA)
Siphiwe TSHABALALA
Kaizer Chiefs FC (SA)
Sifiso MYENI
Orlando Pirates FC (SA)
Thanduyise KHUBONI
Lamontville Golden Arrows FC (SA)
May MAHLANGU
Helsingborg IF (Sweden)
Delron BUCKLEY
Maritzburg United FC (SA)
Lerato CHABANGU
Moroka Swallows FC (SA)
Thuso PHALA
Platinum Stars FC (SA)
Ayanda PATOSI
Lokeren FC (Belgium)
Daine KLATE
Orlando Pirates FC (SA)

Strikers

Bernard PARKER
Kaizer Chiefs FC (SA)
Lehlohonolo MAJORO
Kaizer Chiefs FC (SA)
Tokelo RANTIE
Malmo FF (Sweden)

Additional Players

Darren KEET
KV Kortrijk FC (Sweden)
Eric MATHOHO
Kaizer Chiefs FC (SA)
Anele NGCONGCA
Racing Genk FC (Belgium)
Andile JALI
Orlando Pirates FC (SA)
Teko MODISE
Mamelodi Sundowns FC (SA)
Bongani KHUMALO
Paok FC (Greece)
Ricardo NUNES
MSK Zilina FC (Slovakia)
Thulani SERERO
Ajax Amsterdam FC (Holland)
Katlego MPHELA
Mamelodi Sundowns FC (SA)
Benni MCCARTHY
Orlando Pirates FC (SA)
Kagisho DIKGACOI
Crystal Palace (England)
Dean FURMAN
Oldham Athletic (England)