Igesund picks ‘strong’ squad

The Bafana coach says there’s a great balance in the squad for the Word Cup qualifier against Botswana.

FILE: Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund. Picture: Aletta Gardner/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund says the squad he chose for their crucial World Cup qualifier against Botswana is one of the strongest ever.

He selected a strong team with stalwarts from back to front, including international stars.

Tokelo Rantie and Siyanda Xulu were expected to touch down at 13:10 in Durban on Tuesday to join the team.

Igesund says, "It is one of the strongest sides that I've selected. It's a hugely talented squad. There is a right balance in the squad with youth and experience. The biggest headache that I have now, which is a fantastic headache to have, is who to leave out the team."

The qualifier against Botswana takes place on Saturday at 15:30.