Cape Town - Shakes Mashaba felt it was the right time to
call-up Itumeleng Khune back into the Bafana Bafana set-up.
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According to KickOff, Mashaba tried to explain the call-up
by saying that there will never be a right time to call someone up to the
“There will never be a right time,” said Mashaba.
“The only right time that we are talking about is only when
the player shows form and capability playing his position according to the
instructions of the coach and his commitment in the game.
“I wouldn’t say this is the right time or the wrong time but
we felt this time we needed to call him.”
Bafana Bafana are set to play two international friendly
games. On March 25 South Africa will play Swaziland (kick-off is at 19:00)
before hosting Nigeria at the Mbombela Stadium on Sunday, March 29 (kick-off is
Bafana Bafana squad:
Goalkeepers: Itumeleng Khune (Kaizer Chiefs),
Brilliant Khuzwayo (Kaizer Chiefs), Jackson Mabokgwane (Mpumalanga Black Aces)
Defenders: Daniel Cardoso (Free State Stars),
Anele Ngcongca (KRC Genk), Thulani Hlatshwayo (BidVest Wits), Erick Mathoho
(Kaizer Chiefs), Rivaldo Coetzee (Ajax Cape Town), Thabo Matlaba (Orlando
Pirates), Siyabonga Nhlapho (Bidvest Wits), Thapelo Morena (Bloemfontein
Celtic), Sibusiso Khumalo (SuperSport United)
Midfielders: Lebogang Phiri (Brondby FC), Oupa
Manyisa (Orlando Pirates), Andile Jali (KV Oostende), Dean Furman (Doncaster
Rovers), Mandla Masango (Kaizer Chiefs), Cole Alexander (Polokwane City), Thuso
Phala (SuperSport United), Jabulani Shongwe (Bidvest Wits), Thulani Serero
(Ajax Amsterdam), Ayanda Patosi (Lokeren FC), Bongani Zungu (Mamelodi
Sundowns), Kamohelo Mokotjo (FC Twente), May Mahlangu (Konyaspor FC)
Forwards: Tokelo Rantie (AFC Bournemouth),
Sibusiso Vilakazi (Bidvest Wits), Thabo Mnayane (University of Pretoria),
Lehlohonolo Majoro (Orlando Pirates), Siphelele Ntshangase (Black Leopards).