Khune recalled for Bafana Bafana Afcon qualifiers
Also returning to the national setup after long absences are midfielders Andile Jali, Thabo Matlaba and George Maluleka.
JOHANNESBURG - Veteran Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune has been included in Molefi Ntseki's Bafana Bafana squad for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers (home & away) against Sao Tome.
Khune returns to the national fold despite not being a regular starter for his side, who are leading the Absa Premiership. Also returning to the national setup after long absences are midfielders Andile Jali, Thabo Matlaba and George Maluleka.
Defenders Gladwyn Shitolo and Reeve Frosler are the only new caps in the side.
The home game will be played on 27 or 28 March at FNB Stadium and the return leg 4 days later in Sao Tome.
BAFANA BAFANA SQUAD
Goalkeepers: Itumeleng Khune (Kaizer Chiefs), Ronwen Williams (SuperSport Utd), Brendon Peterson (Bidvest Wits).
Defenders: Erick Mathoho, Reeve Frosler (Chiefs), Buhle Mkhwanazi, Thulani Hlatshwayo, S'fiso Hlanti (Wits), Gladwyn Shitolo (Golden Arrows), Innocent Maela (Orlando Pirates), Mosa Lebusa (Mamelodi Sundowns), Thabo Matlaba (Black Leopards).
Midfielders: Andile Jali, Themba Zwane (Downs), George Maluleke, Lebogang Manyama (Chiefs), Dean Furman, Teboho Mokoena (SS), Lebogang Phiri (Guingamp), Thembinkosi Lorch (Pirates), Percy Tau (Club Brugge), Thulani Serero (Al Jazira).
Strikers: Lebo Mothiba (Strasbourg), Bradley Grobler (Supersport United), Thabiso Kutumela (Maritzburg United).