Johannesburg - Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund on Monday has named nine Orlando
Pirates players in his squad to take on Swaziland in an international
friendly on November 15.
"I'm happy to finally be able to select
Orlando Pirates players, all nine of them deserve to be in my squad,"
Igesund said in Johannesburg.
Having been unavailable for
selection owing to their Caf Champions League commitments, Igesund had
now received the green light to include the Pirates players.
the second leg of the Champions League final to be played in Egypt on
Sunday, Igesund called-up the likes of Rooi Mahamutsa, Happy Jele, Daine
Klate and Thabo Matlaba for the game at the National Stadium in the
Swazi capital, Mbabane, the following week.
One notable omission
from Igesund’s squad was Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune, who
had been given a rest for the Swaziland clash.
Meyiwa looked likely to start in goal, with SuperSport United
shot-stopper Ronwen Williams the only other keeper in the squad.
made it clear, however, the squad he named on Monday was only for the
Swaziland clash and confirmed he would name a second squad for the
November 19 fixture against Spain on Thursday.
The former Moroka
Swallows boss earlier said he would name his strongest possible team for
the clash against the world champions.Bafana squad:
Senzo Meyiwa, Ronwen Williams
Thabo Nthethe, Tshepo Gumede, Tefu Mashamaite, Buhle Mkhwanazi, Rooi Mahamutsa, Tsepo Masilela, Thabo Matlaba, Happy Jele
Andile Jali, Hlompho Kekana, Oupa Manyisa, Reneilwe Letsholonyane, Bongani Zungu, Sibusiso Vilakazi, Lerato Chabangu, Daine Klate, Thuso Phala, Siphiwe Tshabalala
Lennox Bacela, Bernard Parker, Kermit Erasmus, Edward Manqele