Cape Town - New Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba says he has not yet decided who will captain Bafana Bafana as the team prepares for the qualification process for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) to be held in Morocco next January.
Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune is the incumbent captain and donned the armband
during Mashaba's predecessor Gordon Igesund’s reign.
"We have got to meet them first and look at them. It's about leadership - you don't choose anyone to do that.
"How does he deal with his players' problems, how does he communicate
with the technical staff, is he able to carry the coaches instructions
to the game? We have to assess all of this," Mashaba said.The Bafana Bafana squad:
Bafana Bafana face Group A opponents Sudan in Khartoum on September 5 and then return home to face Nigeria on September 10.
Itumeleng Khune (Kaizer Chiefs), Senzo Meyiwa (Orlando Pirates), Dumisani Msibi (SuperSport United)
Ngcongca (Racing Genk), Aya Magqwaka (Ajax CT), Sibusiso Khumalo
(SuperSport United), Thulani Hlatshwayo (Wits), Buhle Mkhwanazi (Wits),
Eric Mathoho (Kaizer Chiefs), Rivaldo Coetzee (Ajax CT), Thabo Matlaba
(Orlando Pirates), Ramahlwe Mphahlele (Sundowns)
Zwane (Sundowns), Sibusiso Vilakazi (Wits), Oupa Manyisa (Orlando
Pirates), Andile Jali (KV Oostende), Dean Furman (Doncaster), Ayanda
Patosi (FC Lokeren), Keagan Dolly (Ajax CT), Mandla Masango (Kaizer
Chiefs), Kamo Mokotjo (FC Twente)
Tokelo Rantie (AFC Bournemouth), Bongani Ndulula (Amazulu), Bonginkosi Ntuli (Sundowns), David Zulu (Chippa United)
Keet (KV Kortrijkm, Belgium), Ronwen Williams (SuperSport United),
Ntsikelelo Nyauza (Orlando Pirates), Bongani Zungu (Mamelodi Sundowns),
Jabulani Shongwe (Bidvest Wits), George Lebese (Kaizer Chiefs), Percy
Tau (Mamelodi Sundowns), Nhlakanipho Ntuli (FC Twente, Netherlands),
Siyanda Ngubo (North West Shining Stars)
Ephraim Mashaba (Head Coach)
Owen Da Gama (1st Assistant Coach)
Thabo Senong (2nd Assistant Coach)
Lucky Shiburi (Goalkeeper Coach)
Dr Thulani Ngwenya (Team Doctor)
Nhlanhla Maphanga (Physiotherapist)
Kabelo Rangoaga (Fitness Trainer)
Sizwe Gcongco (Masseur)