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Broos announce Bafana preliminary squad for Nigeria & Zimbabwe clashes

Bafana Bafana head coach Hugo Broos has unveiled a preliminary squad for the upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Nigeria and Zimbabwe.

The first match will be an away fixture against the Super Eagles of Nigeria on June 7th at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo.

They will then return home to host the Zimbabwean Warriors on June 11th at the Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein. This will be their first match at the stadium since their historic 2-1 victory over France in the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

The 36-man squad includes some exciting new faces, such as Orlando Pirates’ rising star Relebohile Mofokeng and Stellenbosch’s duo of Thabo Maloisane and Devin Titus. The squad will be trimmed down to 23 players by Hugo Broos before the qualifiers.


Broos announce Bafana preliminary squad for Nigeria & Zimbabwe clashes
Relebohile Mofokeng – Picture by Orlando Pirates


Ronwen Williams, Bruce Bvuma, Ricardo Goss, Veli Mothwa


Sydney Mobbie, Innocent Maela, Given Msimango, Khuliso Mudau, Siyabonga Ngezana, Thabiso Monyane, Nkosinathi Sibisi, Mothobi Mvala, Terrence Mashego, Grant Kekana, Thapelo Morena, Aubrey Modiba, Tapelo Xoki, Thabo Maloisane


Teboho Mokoena, Bathusi Aubaas, Grant Margeman, Sphephelo Sithole, Jayden Adams


Themba Zwane, Patric Maswanganyi, Tshepang Moremi, Evidence Makgopa, Mihlali Mayambela, Devin Titus, Mlondi Mbanjwa, Elias Mokwana, Percy Tau, Oswin Appollis, Iqraam Rayners, Lyle Foster, Relebohile Mofokeng

Bafana have played two qualifying matches so far, winning 2-1 against Benin in a match that was played at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban and went on to lose 2-0 to Rwanda at Stade Huye.

With three points in the pocket, SA currently, sits second on the log behind Rwanda. Meanwhile, the group’s favourites Nigeria are in position three with two draws they played against Zimbabwe and Lesotho.

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