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5 overseas-based players named in Bafana squad

Bongani Zungu (Gallo Images)
Bongani Zungu (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Stuart Baxter has announced the Bafana Bafana squad - including five overseas-based players, for the upcoming AFCON qualifier with Libya.

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South Africa take on the North African side in Durban on September 8 for what is their second match of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers.

Bafana beat Nigeria 2-0 away from home in Stuart Baxter's first game in charge, while Libya defeated the Seychelles 5-1.

Bongani Zungu, Kamohelo Mokotjo, Keagan Dolly, Percy Tau and Lebo Mothiba have all been called up from their overseas-based clubs, while there are four Bidvest Wits players, four from Sundowns, and four from SuperSport United in the squad, including Bradley Grobler.

Overall there is also a good balance of experience - the likes of Itumeleng Khune, Thulani Hlatshwayo and Hlompho Kekana, and youth, with players such as Siphesihle Ndlovu, Teboho Mokoena and Motjeka Madisha all rewarded with call-ups.

FULL SQUAD:

Goalkeeper: Itumeleng Khune, Ronwen Williams, Darren Keet.

Defenders: Ramahlwe Mphahlele, Motjeka Madisha, Siyanda Xulu, Innocent Maela, Thulani Hlatshwayo, S'Fiso Hlanti, Buhle Mkhwanazi.

Midfielders: Dean Furman, Teboho Mokoena, Siphesihle Ndlovu, Hlompho Kekana, Sibusiso Vilakazi, Bongani Zungu, Kamohelo Mokotjo.

Strikers: Themba Zwane, Keagan Dolly, Percy Tau, Lebo Mothiba, Bradley Grobler.

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