Mashaba picks squad to face Gambia
Orlando Pirates striker, Thamsanqa Gabuza, has also made a surprise inclusion into the team.
JOHANNESBURG - Bafana Bafana coach, Shakes Mashaba has named his squad to travel to Bakau to play Gambia in his team's penultimate Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
Mashaba says there is still a lot to play for.
"Everyone has ruled us out, but that doesn't mean we must go there like sheep to be slaughtered. There's a lot to play for. All the players on the list were selected on merit. Also, the way we see things will differ."
Looking to develop younger players and give them a shot at senior level, Mashaba says he wishes he could've picked more inexperienced players.
"Players in junior teams are for the future. I would've brought in an U20 player too if they weren't travelling."
The match takes place on Saturday, 4 June at Independence Stadium in Bakau, and kicks off at 19:00 SA time.
Goalkeepers: Itumeleng Khune, Jackson Mabokgwane, Brighton Mhlongo
Defenders: Ramahlwe Mphahlele, Diamond Thopola, Thabo Matlaba, Erick Mathoho, Sifiso Hlanti, Rivaldo Coetzee, Teboho Langerman
Midfielders: Andile Jali, Thulani Serero, Thapelo Morena, Mpho Makola, Mandla Masango, Hlompho Kekana, Keagan Dolly, Dean Furman, May Mahlangu
Strikers: Thamsanqa Gabuza, Sibusiso Vilakazi, Ndumiso Mabena, Thobani Mncwango.