Overseas players arrive ahead of squad announcement

2014-12-30 00:00

JOHANNESBURG — Bafana Bafana were been boosted by the arrival in camp of five overseas-based players.

According to the supersport.com website, Belgium-based Anele Ngcongca, Andile Jali, Ayanda Patosi and Darren Keet joined their compatriots in camp on Sunday night, with Tokelo Rantie, who plays his club football in England, arriving yesterday morning.

All five players have gone to Pretoria for medical assessments as required ahead of the tournament.

They were due to join their Bafana Bafana team-mates at training yesterday evening. The squad did not train in the morning after the session was called off to give the players a break.

Bafana Bafana are in camp as part of preparation for the Africa Cup of Nations tournament that starts next month.

Coach Shakes Mashaba had called up 34 players to the mini-training camp that started on Friday and will conclude today when the squad are trimmed down to the final 23 players who will travel to Equatorial Guinea for the tournament.

Only two players missed the training camp — Netherlands-based Thulani ­Serero, who is expected on Friday, while England-based Dean Furman will be in South Africa two days later.

Bafana Bafana are in Group C, along with Algeria, Senegal and Ghana in the tournament.

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