Bafana Bafana

No decision on Bafana skipper

2014-08-23 13:04
Shakes Mashaba (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - New Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba says he has not yet decided who will captain Bafana Bafana as the team prepares for the qualification process for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) to be held in Morocco next January.

Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune is the incumbent captain and donned the armband during Mashaba's predecessor Gordon Igesund’s reign.

"We have got to meet them first and look at them. It's about leadership - you don't choose anyone to do that.

"How does he deal with his players' problems, how does he communicate with the technical staff, is he able to carry the coaches instructions to the game? We have to assess all of this," Mashaba said.

Bafana Bafana face Group A opponents Sudan in Khartoum on September 5 and then return home to face Nigeria on September 10.

The Bafana Bafana squad:

Itumeleng Khune (Kaizer Chiefs), Senzo Meyiwa (Orlando Pirates), Dumisani Msibi (SuperSport United)

Anele Ngcongca (Racing Genk), Aya Magqwaka (Ajax CT), Sibusiso Khumalo (SuperSport United), Thulani Hlatshwayo (Wits), Buhle Mkhwanazi (Wits), Eric Mathoho (Kaizer Chiefs), Rivaldo Coetzee (Ajax CT), Thabo Matlaba (Orlando Pirates), Ramahlwe Mphahlele (Sundowns)

Themba Zwane (Sundowns), Sibusiso Vilakazi (Wits), Oupa Manyisa (Orlando Pirates), Andile Jali (KV Oostende), Dean Furman (Doncaster), Ayanda Patosi (FC Lokeren), Keagan Dolly (Ajax CT), Mandla Masango (Kaizer Chiefs), Kamo Mokotjo (FC Twente)

Tokelo Rantie (AFC Bournemouth),  Bongani Ndulula (Amazulu), Bonginkosi Ntuli (Sundowns), David Zulu (Chippa United)

Darren Keet (KV Kortrijkm, Belgium), Ronwen Williams (SuperSport United), Ntsikelelo Nyauza (Orlando Pirates), Bongani Zungu (Mamelodi Sundowns), Jabulani Shongwe (Bidvest Wits), George Lebese (Kaizer Chiefs), Percy Tau (Mamelodi Sundowns), Nhlakanipho Ntuli (FC Twente, Netherlands), Siyanda Ngubo (North West Shining Stars)

Technical team:
Ephraim Mashaba (Head Coach)
Owen Da Gama (1st Assistant Coach)
Thabo Senong (2nd Assistant Coach)
Lucky Shiburi (Goalkeeper Coach)
Dr Thulani Ngwenya (Team Doctor)
Nhlanhla Maphanga (Physiotherapist)
Kabelo Rangoaga (Fitness Trainer)
Sizwe Gcongco (Masseur)

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