Modise back in Bafana squad

2011-08-25 11:52

Johannesburg - Talented Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Teko Modise has made a return to the Bafana Bafana setup after he was included in the 24-man squad to play against Niger in an African Cup of Nations qualifier next Sunday.

Niger is second on the four-team log two points behind Bafana Bafana who have eight points. A win will see Bafana qualify for the African showpiece.

“We are facing a team that is emotional and believes that they can beat us. They have done well at home so we are facing a very tough battle against Niger in Niger,” Mosimane said.

“We are without a few key players. Steven Pienaar, KG (Kagisho Dikgacoi) and Davide Somma are not part of the squad. But we have the players; we have the ammunition to take on this team.”

“Since we have started this qualification we’ve been top of the group, and we have also not conceded a goal. So we have consistency and we want to maintain this.”

With the MTN8 semi-finals happening this weekend, Mosimane admitted that he is hoping and praying that players do not get injured. Ajax Cape Town, Kaizer Chiefs, Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates are the semi-finalists for this tournament.

Bafana squad

Goalkeepers: Itumeleng Khune, Wayne Sandilands, Moeneeb Josephs.

Defenders: Morgan Gould, Happy Jele, Tshepo Masilela, Siboniso Gaxa, Bongani Khumalo, Anele Ngcongca, Siyabonga Sangweni, Eric Matoho.

Midfielders: Daylon Claasen, Hlompo Kekana, Oupa Manyisa, Thandiswe Khuboni, Tlou Segolela, Andile Jali, Siphiwe Tshabalala, Musa Nyatama, Teko Modise.

Strikers: Bernard Parker, Thulani Serero, Katlego Mphela, and Lehlohonolo Majoro.

The national team will train at the Royal Bafokeng Campus in Rustenburg. Kickoff is at 16:30 SA time.


  • jjcmenya - 2011-08-25 12:06

    well done Teko Navigator Modise

  • Will99 - 2011-08-25 12:07

    I hope he finished with his k*k attitude now. A good player, but bad mojo! Welcome back, make us proud!

      Mingers - 2011-08-25 13:14

      Sho what a great player but sht attitude,he must just concentrate in his career and being big headed.I believe that Pitso has recalled him too soon!

  • moopelwa OBAKENG JEFFREY - 2011-08-25 12:41

    why always bafana bafana train at Rustenburg

      Ephraim Bogopa - 2011-08-25 14:08


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      kolobe - 2011-08-25 13:01

      90% of people in sa are black, what did you expect?

      Johannes - 2011-08-25 13:18

      iff this team had to show the racial make-up of this country all would be black with one guy having a whiteish/light brownish stain on his cheek. get over your short sightedness please. im white of skin colour

      Mawelele - 2011-08-25 13:31

      Morgan Gould is white... lol

      sechaba.lenong - 2011-08-25 13:56

      What is NON-BLACK? In South Africa, you are either black, white, coloured, indian or chinese.

      Will99 - 2011-08-25 14:37

      Lol Non-black is chinese

      Thobani Sibisi - 2011-08-26 10:31

      So which white player do you feel was left out and deserved to be on the squad???

  • Mzansisoka - 2011-08-25 12:57

    Great... He is back guys... he is back...

  • kolobe - 2011-08-25 13:03

    talented player but match fitness for the whole sundowns team is questionable

  • TerryKhosa - 2011-08-25 13:48

    He is a talented player he must be given a chance. did you see what he was doing against pirates on MTN 8.

  • Mziwandile Maloyi - 2011-08-26 08:39

    "Teko Modise" a great footballer and unmatched when at his best, this season he has played about 5 games and we saw some glimpses of the great "Navigator"but for how long, it is too soon for Modise we all saw him on Sunday against Pirates he had some good moments and only played for 60 min, maybe when he is fully fit we can have him back in the team but for now Im not happy with his selection just wonder where he is going to play???

  • sjkranenburg - 2011-08-29 15:32

    i personally feel that teko modise is overrated. he doesn't posses a dynamic pass that unlocks defences, his shooting is woeful, his movement is alright in the midfield but not aggressive going forward and he lacks self belief. the last point being the most important and the last thing south africa need is a player that slows down the attack when we're going forward. but i guess there's something everyone sees that i don't. good luck teko.

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