Bafana Bafana

Baxter adds Modiba to Bafana squad

2018-10-04 14:17
James Keene and Aubrey Modiba
James Keene and Aubrey Modiba (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter has added SuperSport United utility player Aubrey Modiba to his squad to face the Seychelles in back-to-back matches this month.

Baxter had initially announced a 24-man squad on Monday, but has since added the 23-year old to increase the number to squad size to 25.

The two countries will face each other in the race to secure qualification for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) to be staged in Cameroon.

The first of the two matches will be played at FNB Stadium on Saturday, October 13 with the return leg set for Tuesday, October 16 at the Stade Linite.

"Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter has beefed up his 24-man squad by including SuperSport United's upcoming and dynamic midfielder Aubrey Modiba to the squad to face Seychelles on October 13 and 16, 2018 in 2019 AFCON qualifiers," a statement from SAFA said.

"Modiba was one of the young players Baxter took to Zambia for the Four Nations tournament and was one of the key performers in this year's Cosafa Senior Men's National Team tournament that took place in Polokwane."

FULL BAFANA BAFANA SQUAD:

Goalkeepers

Itumeleng Khune (Kaizer Chiefs), Ronwen Williams (SuperSport United), Darren Keet (Wits)

Defenders

Ramahlwe Mphahlele (Kaizer Chiefs), Motjeka Madisha, Thopelo Morena (both Mamelodi Sundowns), Siyanda Xulu (Maritzburg United), Innocent Maela (Orlando Pirates), Thulani Hlatshwayo, S'Fiso Hlanti, Buhle Mkhwanazi (all Wits)

Midfielders

Aubrey Modiba, Dean Furman, Teboho Mokoena (both SuperSport United), Hlompho Kekana, Sibusiso Vilakazi, Lebogang Maboe (all Mamelodi Sundowns), Thabo Nodada (Cape Town City), Kamohelo Mokotjo (Brentford, England), Vincent Pule (Orlando Pirates)

Strikers

Lebogang Phiri (Guingamp, France), Dino Ndlovu (Hangzhou, China), Percy Tau (Royal Union, Belgium), Lebo Mothiba (Strasbourg, France), Phakamani Mahlambi (Mamelodi Sundowns)

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