Cape Town - Goalkeeper Brandon Petersen and
defender Thamsanqa Mkhize have been withdrawn from the Bafana Bafana
squad that will face Mali in a Nelson Mandela Challenge encounter this
Wits shot-stopper Petersen and Cape Town City captain Mkhize have been forced out of the national side due to injuries.
Ricardo Goss of Wits and Bloemfontein Celtic's Tshepo Rikhotso have been called up to replace the injured duo.
The clash against Mali, which will be played at the Nelson Mandela
Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Sunday, will be the first match in charge
for new Bafana Bafana head coach Molefi Ntseki.
Ntseki will use the game against Mali to fine-tune his players for
the upcoming Afcon qualifiers against Ghana and Sudan that will be
played next month.
Bafana Bafana squad:
Darren Keet (Leuven, Belgium), Ronwen Williams (SuperSport United), Ricardo Goss (Bidvest Wits)
Eric Mathoho (Kaizer Chiefs), Buhle Mkhwanazi, Thulani Hlatshwayo
(Bidvest Wits), Thapelo Morena (Mamelodi Sundowns), Mosa Lebusa
(Mamelodi Sundowns), Tshepo Rikhotso (Bloem Celtic), Innocent Maela
Kamohelo Mokotjo (Brentford, England), Thato Mokeke (CT City), Dean
Furman (SuperSport United), Lebogang Phiri (Guingamp, France), Bongani
Zungu (Amiens, France), Themba Zwane (Mamelodi Sundowns), Thulani Serero
(Al Jazira, Abu Dhabi), Keagan Dolly (Montpellier, France)
Lebo Mothiba (Strasbourg, France), Bradley Grobler (SuperSport
United), Kermit Erasmus (CT City) Thembinkosi Lorch (Orlando Pirates),
Percy Tau (Club Brugge, Belgium)