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Veldwijk gets surprise Bafana call-up

2016-10-27 11:01
Lars Veldwijk (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba has announced his 25-man squad for the upcoming 2018 Soccer World Cup qualifier against Senegal.

South Africa made a steady start to their qualifying campaign last month with 1-1 draw against Burkina Faso away from home.

Senegal were 2-0 victors in their opening qualifier against Cape Verde Islands and currently occupy top spot in Group D.

Only the five group winners will represent Africa in 2018 in Russia.

Lars Veldwijk, who plays for KV Kortrijk in Belgium, is a notable addition to the squad with Daine Klate also being recalled to the national frame.

Mashaba will be aiming for a full three points when Senegal visit the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Saturday, November 12.

The match will kick off at 15:00.

Meanwhile, Bafana Bafana will also play an away international friendly three days later with their opponents still to be announced.

BAFANA BAFANA SQUAD:

Goalkeepers

Ronwen Williams, Itumeleng Khune, Brighton Mhlongo.

Defenders

Ramahlwe Mphahlele, Rivaldo Coetzee, Thulani Hlatshwayo, Clayton Daniels, Tebogo Langerman, Eric Mathoho, Thabo Matlaba, Asavela Mbekile.

Midfielders

Dean Furman, Andile Jali, May Mahlangu, Thulani Serero, Daine Klate, Ayanda Patosi, Keagan Dolly, Mpho Makola, Hlompho Kekana.

Strikers

Eleazar Rodgers, Thuso Phala, Sibusiso Vilakazi, Tokelo Rantie, Lars Veldwijk.

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