Baxter shuffles Bafana pack for 4 Nations Tournament

File: Bafana Bafana has faced all three countries in various competitions and international friendly matches before. Photo: Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

JOHANNESBURG - Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter on Tuesday announced a 26-man squad to participate in a 4-Nations Tournament scheduled for Zambia from 22 – 25 March 2018.

The other three teams featuring in the double-header event are hosts Zambia, Angola and Zimbabwe.

Baxter has made 14 changes to the squad that last played against Senegal in November last year in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier.

Bafana Bafana has faced all three countries in various competitions and international friendly matches before.

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Zambia is the highest ranked country among all four nations – sitting at 15th on the continent and 76th in the world.

Hot on their heels is South Africa, who are 16th and 77th respectively.

Zimbabwe and Angola are ranked 25th (105) and 41st (141).

The first match will see the home side playing against Zimbabwe on Thursday, 22 March at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola.

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Bafana Bafana will assemble for camp on Sunday and will depart for Zambia two days later on Tuesday.

The SA squad:

Goalkeepers: Itumeleng Khune (Kaizer Chiefs), Darren Keet (Wits), Brandon Petersen (Ajax Cape Town)

Defenders: Reeve Frosler (Bidvest Wits), Ramahlwe Mphahlele, Daniel Cardoso (Kaizer Chiefs), Thulani Hlatshwayo, Buhle Mkhwanazi, Sifiso Hlanti (Bidvest Wits), Motjeka Madisha (Mamelodi Sundowns), Innocent Maela (Orlando Pirates)

Midfielders: Dean Furman, Teboho Mokoena, Aubrey Modiba (Supersport United), Themba Zwane, Sibusiso Vilakazi (Mamelodi Sundowns), Siphesihle Ndlovu (Maritzburg United), Kamohelo Mokotjo (Brentford FC), Bongani Zungu (Amiens), Thembinkosi Lorch (Orlando Pirates), Keagan Dolly (Montpellier), Phakamani Mahlambi (Al Ahly)

Forwards: Percy Tau (Mamelodi Sundowns), Lebo Mothiba (Lille), Ryan Moon (Chiefs)

African News Agency

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