Shakes names first Bafana squad, big names miss out
Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba has named his 23-man squad for the 2015 Afcon qualifiers.
JOHANNESBURG - New Bafana Bafana coach Ephiram 'Shakes' Mashaba has named his 23-man squad for the African Cup of Nation 2015 (Afcon 2015) qualifiers against Sudan on 5 September and Nigeria on 10 September in Cape Town.
The team does see the surprise omission of attackers May Mahlangu and Ajax Amsterdam striker Thulani Serero
The full list of the squad:
Itumeleng Khune, Senzo Meyiwa, Dumisani Msibi.
Buhle Mkhwanazi, Thulani Hlatshwayo, Thabo Matlaba, Rama Mphahlele, Ayabulela Magqwaka, Erick Mathoho, Anele Ngcongca, Rivaldo Coetzee, Sibusiso Khumalo.
Themba Zwane, Sibusiso Vilakazi, Oupa Manyisa, Andile Jali, Dean Furman, Ayanda Patosi, Keagan Dolly, Mandla Masango, Kamo Mokotjo.
Tokelo Rantie, Bongani Ndulula, David Zulu, Bongi Ntuli.
Darren Keet, Ronwen Williams, Ntsikelelo Nyauza, Bongani Zungu, Jabu Shongwe, George Lebese, Percy Tau, Nana Ntuli and Siya Ngubo.
Mashaba has also announced that Owen Da Gama and Thabo Senong have been appointed as Shakes Mashaba's new assistants, with Lucky Shiburi taking over as goalkeeper coach.
In regards to the captaincy, it remains to be seen if current captain Itumeleng Khune will remain in the role. Mashaba has said that he has made no decision on who will lead out the side in his first match in charge.