Mashaba leaves Serero out of Bafana squad

2014-12-30 15:51

Thulani Serero was the biggest casualty when coach Shakes Mashaba announced his final 23-man team for the Africa Cup of Nations.

The Ajax Amsterdam midfielder joins a list of absentees who also include Ayanda Patosi, David Zulu and Jabulani Shongwe.

Mashaba today did not want to dwell too much on his reason to leave out Serero, only saying those selected were better than him.

Others who failed to make the cut are Siyabonga Mpontshane, Mzikayise Mashaba, Ntsikelelo Nyauza, Kwanda Mngonyama, Azavele Mbekile and Mondli Cele.

Bafana will come back to camp on Friday before taking on Zambia on Sunday.

They will travel to Gabon next Tuesday where they will play Cameroon and possibly the home team.

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