Bafana team to face Niger
Johannesburg - Bafana Bafana head coach Pitso Mosimane has included some new faces in the 25-man squad to play Niger next month.
According to Kickoff.com the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier will take place at the Mbombela Stadium in Mpumalanga on September 4 and two players, Happy Jele and Keegan Ritchie, have made the cut.
Mosimane, who guided Bafana to a 1-0 win over Ghana in an international friendly which was his first match in charge, says: “We are building from the Ghana match since we got a good result against credible opponents. We have brought in a few youngsters in this team.”
Goalkeepers: Itumeleng Khune, Moeneeb Josephs
Defenders: Siboniso Gaxa, Morgan Gould, Tsepo Masilela, Aaron Mokoena, Anele Ngcongca, Siyabonga Sangweni, Bongani Khumalo, Innocent Mdledle, Keegan Ritchie, Happy Jele
Midfielders: Siphiwe Tshabalala, Daine Klate, Teko Modise, Thanduyise Khuboni, Reneilwe Letsholonyane, Steven Pienaar, MacBeth Sibaya, Andile Jali, Daylon Claasen
Strikers: Katlego Mphela, Kermit Erasmus, Bernard Parker, Sthembiso Ngcobo