Johannesburg - Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund on Thursday named a formidable
squad of 23 players to take on Spain in an international friendly on November 19.
Dubbed “The Champions are Coming,” the historic clash will take place at the home of South African football, FNB Stadium in Nasrec near Soweto.
Kick-off is at 21:00.
Igesund made good on his promise to
name the strongest possible side for the tie with the European and World
champions, having included nine foreign-based players, including Dean
Furman (Doncaster Rovers, England), Kagisho Dikgacoi (Crystal Palace,
England) and Tokelo Rantie (Bournemouth FC, England) as part of the
Igesund also recalled goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune, who
would be rested for Bafana's friendly encounter with Swaziland, four
days before the Spanish meeting.
“For us as a team, it’s a great
opportunity to see where we are," Igesund said at the SA Football
Association headquarters, in Johannesburg on Thursday.
“I’m very excited to be able to announce this squad.
“It’s games like these (against Spain) that bring a country on in great strides."
Itumeleng Khune, Senzo Meyiwa
Thabo Nthethe, Bongani Khumalo, Buhle Mkhwanazi, Siyanda Xulu, Anele Ngcongca, Tsepo Masilela, Thabo Matlaba
Dean Furman, Kagisho Dikgacoi, Andile
Jali, Daylon Claasen, K Mokotjo, Bongani Zungu, Oupa Manyisa, Ayanda
Patosi, Lerato Chabangu, Siphiwe Tshabalala, Sibusiso Vilakazi
Bernard Parker, Tokelo Rantie, Kermit Erasmus