Bafana Bafana

We needed to call-up Khune

2015-03-18 15:07
Itumeleng Khune (Supplied)

Cape Town - Shakes Mashaba felt it was the right time to call-up Itumeleng Khune back into the Bafana Bafana set-up.

Read: Mashaba hopes to bring results

According to KickOff, Mashaba tried to explain the call-up by saying that there will never be a right time to call someone up to the national side.

“There will never be a right time,” said Mashaba.

“The only right time that we are talking about is only when the player shows form and capability playing his position according to the instructions of the coach and his commitment in the game.

“I wouldn’t say this is the right time or the wrong time but we felt this time we needed to call him.”

Bafana Bafana are set to play two international friendly games. On March 25 South Africa will play Swaziland (kick-off is at 19:00) before hosting Nigeria at the Mbombela Stadium on Sunday, March 29 (kick-off is at 15:00).

Bafana Bafana squad:

Goalkeepers: Itumeleng Khune (Kaizer Chiefs), Brilliant Khuzwayo (Kaizer Chiefs), Jackson Mabokgwane (Mpumalanga Black Aces)

Defenders: Daniel Cardoso (Free State Stars), Anele Ngcongca (KRC Genk), Thulani Hlatshwayo (BidVest Wits), Erick Mathoho (Kaizer Chiefs), Rivaldo Coetzee (Ajax Cape Town), Thabo Matlaba (Orlando Pirates), Siyabonga Nhlapho (Bidvest Wits), Thapelo Morena (Bloemfontein Celtic), Sibusiso Khumalo (SuperSport United)

Midfielders: Lebogang Phiri (Brondby FC), Oupa Manyisa (Orlando Pirates), Andile Jali (KV Oostende), Dean Furman (Doncaster Rovers), Mandla Masango (Kaizer Chiefs), Cole Alexander (Polokwane City), Thuso Phala (SuperSport United), Jabulani Shongwe (Bidvest Wits), Thulani Serero (Ajax Amsterdam), Ayanda Patosi (Lokeren FC), Bongani Zungu (Mamelodi Sundowns), Kamohelo Mokotjo (FC Twente), May Mahlangu (Konyaspor FC)

Forwards: Tokelo Rantie (AFC Bournemouth), Sibusiso Vilakazi (Bidvest Wits), Thabo Mnayane (University of Pretoria), Lehlohonolo Majoro (Orlando Pirates), Siphelele Ntshangase (Black Leopards).


What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk


Bafana Bafana have been drawn with Cameroon, Gambia and Mauritania in the qualification stages for the 2017 AFCON tournament. Where will Shakes Mashaba's men finish in their pool?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.