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Bafana Bafana squad for Guinea, France confirmed


Hugo Broos has confirmed the Bafana Bafana squad for the upcoming international friendlies in Europe.

Having named a provisional Bafana Bafana squad a week ago, Broos has now trimmed the group.

The Bafana Bafana squad will leave South Africa on 21 March, flying to Paris before repairing to Belgium for their match against Guinea on 25 March.

After the trip to Belgium, the Bafana Bafana squad returns to France to face the world champions in Lille on 29 March.

Broos will be hopeful that these matches will prepare his Bafana Bafana squad for their upcoming Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign.

This Bafana Bafana squad includes four players based overseas in Percy Tau, Lyle Foster, Fagrie Lakay and Bongokuhle Hlongwane.

The bulk of the squad is locally based, while there is also space for recently released defender Siyanda Xulu.

Bafana Bafana Squad
Andre Ayew of Ghana and Siyanda Xulu of South Africa during the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifier match between South Africa and Ghana at FNB Stadium on September 06, 2021 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Former Kaizer Chiefs defender Xulu parted ways with his Israeli Premier League side Hapoel Tel Aviv two weeks ago.

The Bafana Bafana squad reflects who is in form in the Premier Soccer League and there are few surprises in the group.

There is still no room for Bongani Zungu, who has found football hard to come by at Ligue 2 side Amiens. 

SuperSport United stopper Ronwen Williams is expected to retain the captaincy.

Ronwen Williams #1 of Team South Africa rolls the ball out during the Men’s First Round Group A match between South Africa and Mexico on day five of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Sapporo Dome on July 28, 2021 in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan. (Photo by Masashi Hara/Getty Images)

Bafana Bafana squad for International friendlies

Full Bafana Bafana squad list:

Goalkeepers: 

Ronwen Williams (SuperSport United), Bruce Bvuma (Chiefs) and Veli Mothwa (AmaZulu) 

Defenders:   

Nyiko Mobbie (Sekhukhune United), Terrence Mashego (CT City), Nkosinathi Sibisi (Arrows), Rushine De Reuck, Lyle Lakay, Khuliso Mudau, (Sundowns), Bandile Shandu (Pirates), Athenkosi Mcaba (Stellenbosch), Siyanda Xulu (unattached) 

Midfielders: 

Ethan Brooks (TS Galaxy), Keagan Dolly (Chiefs), Teboho Mokoena (Sundowns), Goodman Mosele (Pirates), Thabang Monare (Pirates), Mothobi Mvala (Sundowns) 

Strikers: 

Bafana Bafana squad
South Africa’s Evidence Makgopa (C) vies with Zimbabwe’s Marshal Munetsi during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 qualifying round Group G football match between Zimbabwe and South Africa at the National Sports Stadium in Harare on September 3, 2021. (Photo by Jekesai NJIKIZANA / AFP) (Photo by JEKESAI NJIKIZANA/AFP via Getty Images)

Evidence Makgopa (Baroka), Fagrie Lakay (Pyramids), Percy Tau (Al Ahly), Lyle Foster (Westerlo), Bongokuhle Hlongwane (Minnesota United)



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