Gaxa nears 50 Bafana caps
Johannesburg - New Kaizer Chiefs signing Siboniso Gaxa
could reach 50 caps when
South Africa host Ethiopia in a 2014 Soccer World Cup qualifier in Rustenburg
Gaxa, who joined Amakhosi from SK Lierse this month, would become
the 19th South African to reach the milestone in 20 years of Bafana
It has taken the defender seven years to approach the
half-century mark. Sundowns playmaker Teko Modise is the quickest player
to 50 Bafana caps, taking just short of three years.
Gaxa will, however, have to usurp first-choice right-back Anele Ngcongca at the weekend.
Meanwhile, Moroka Swallows striker Siyabonga Nomvethe is expected
to pass Benni McCarthy to become the country's second most-capped
player. The veteran hitmen, both 34, are tied on 79 international
Former national captain Aaron Mokoena is Bafana's most experienced campaigner with 107 caps.