Bafana Bafana

Serero, Erasmus get the nod

2014-09-25 11:49
Kermit Erasmus (Gallo Images)

Johannesburg - Thulani Serero is back in the Bafana Bafana mix after the Ajax Amsterdam play-maker was recalled by Shakes Mashaba for South Africa's back-to-back 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Congo-Brazzaville in October.

Serero missed out on selection in September as Bafana began their qualification campaign with a 3-0 win over Sudan in Khartoum, before they were held by defending champions, Nigeria, in Cape Town five days later.

Joining Serero in the squad is Orlando Pirates striker Kermit Erasmus, who also missed the last squad.

Serero was part of former coach Gordon Igesund's last two games against Australia and New Zealand, but missed Mashaba's first squad.

Erasmus, meanwhile, last played for Bafana in November 2013 in an international friendly against Swaziland. He has missed seven national team games since then.

Bafana Bafana squad:


Senzo Meyiwa (Orlando Pirates), Darren Keet (KV Kortrijk) Dumisani Msibi (SuperSport United)


Anele Ngcongca (Racing Genk), Aya Magqwaka (Ajax CT), Sibusiso Khumalo (SuperSport United), Thulani Hlatshwayo (Wits), Eric Mathoho (Kaizer Chiefs), Rivaldo Coetzee (Ajax CT), Thabo Matlaba (Orlando Pirates), Tefu Mashamaite (Kaizer Chiefs) Kwanda Mngonyama (Maritzburg United)


Themba Zwane (Sundowns), Sibusiso Vilakazi (Wits), Oupa Manyisa (Orlando Pirates), Andile Jali (KV Oostende), Dean Furman (Doncaster), Keagan Dolly (Ajax CT), Mandla Masango (Kaizer Chiefs), Thulani Serero (Ajax Amsterdam) (Kaizer Chiefs), Reneilwe Letsholonyane (Kaizer Chiefs)


Tokelo Rantie (AFC Bournemouth),  Bongani Ndulula (Amazulu), David Zulu (Chippa United), Kermit Erasmus (Orlando Pirates), Fagrie Lakay (Santos)

Bafana Bafana fixtures:

Saturday, October 11, Congo v SA (Pointe Noire) at 16:30.

Wednesday, October 15, SA vs Congo (Peter Mokaba Stadium) at 20:05.


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