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Afcon qualifiers: Serero and Erasmus recalled

Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba has recalled Kermit Erasmus and Thulani Serero to the national squad.

Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba prepares for Afcon 2015. Picture: EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Bafana Bafana has released the names of the squad to face Congo in the African Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier in Brazzaville next month.

The team is playing back-to-back qualifying matches for the 2015 Afcon which takes place in Morocco in January.

Ajax Amsterdam's Thulani Serero and Kermit Erasmus of Orlando Pirates were both recalled to the squad by coach Shakes Mashaba.

Both players missed out on selections for the first two qualifying matches against Sudan and Nigeria last month.

Serero last played for Bafana under previous coach Gordan Igesund against Australia and New Zealand.

Erasmus was last in national colours against Swaziland in November 2013.

Bafana opened their Afcon qualifying with a 3-0 win against Sudan in Khartoum followed by a 0-0 draw against Nigeria in Cape Town five days later.

The first game against Congo takes place at Stade Municipal de Pointe-Noire in Brazzaville on 11 October at 16:30.

The second game takes place in South Africa on 15 October at 20:00 at a venue still to be announced.

BAFANA QUALIFYING FIXTURES:

14 November:

South Africa vs Sudan at 16:00 (venue to be announced)

19 November:

Nigeria vs South Africa at 16:00 (venue to be announced)

SQUAD TO FACE CONGO:

GOALKEEPERS:

Senzo Meyiwa

Darren Keet

Dumisani Msibi

DEFENDERS:

Anele Ngcongca

Ayabulela Magqwaka

Sibusiso Khumalo

Thulani Hlatshwayo

Kwanda Mngonyama

Erick Mathoho

Thabo Matlaba

Rivaldo Coetzee

Tefu Mashamaite

MIDFIELDERS:

Andile Jali

Themba Zwane

Sibusiso Vilakazi

Oupa Manyisa

Dean Furman

Thulani Serero

Mandla Masango

Keagan Dolly

Reneilwe Letsholonyane

STRIKERS:

Tokelo Rantie

Bongani Ndulula

Kermit Erasmus

Fagrie Lakay

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