Nomvethe back in Bafana fold

2012-05-17 09:23

Bafana Bafana coach Pitso Mosimane has recalled Moroka Swallows veteran striker Siyabonga Nomvethe to the 27-man squad for three matches next month.

Nomvethe (34), is the leading goal-scorer in the Premiership and earned his first call-up since being dropped from the team after the World Cup two years ago.

“He [Nomvethe] fits our criteria and the way we play,” Mosimane said today.

“He has discipline and respects the badge. Nomvethe has never said no to Bafana.”

There was also a recall for beanpole striker Eleazor Rodgers, while Tokelo Rantie and Mzikakiyise Mashaba were included in the squad for the first time.

Bafana play two 2014 Fifa World Cup qualifiers in June against Ethiopia in Rustenburg and Botswana in Gaborone.

They also host a friendly international against Gabon in Johannesburg on June 15.

Bafana squad:
Goalkeepers:
Itumeleng Khune, Moeneeb Josephs, Wayne Sandilands, Darren Keet.
Defenders: Punch Masenamela, Tsepo Masilela, Eric Mathoho, Siboniso Gaxa, Morgan Gould, Siyabonga Sangweni, Bongani Khumalo, Anele Ngcongca.
Midfielders: Andile Jali, May Mahlangu, Thulani Serero, Steven Pienaar (captain), Oupa Manyisa, Reneilwe Letsholonyane, Mzikayise Mashaba, Siphiwe Tshabalala, Thanduyise Khuboni, Teko Modise, Lebohang Mokoena.
Strikers: Katlego Mphela, Siyabonga Nomvethe, Tokelo Rantie, Eleazor Rodgers.

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