S.A U23 squad for Zimbabwe clash named

South Africa U23 coach David Notoane has named a strong squad for the Afcon qualifier against Zimbabwe next month.

The selection has a couple of foreign-based players including Luther Singh, Liam Jordan and Lyle Foster.

Other notable names are Orlando Pirates left back Bongani Sam, Kaizer Chiefs’ Siyabonga Ngezana and Mamelodi Sundowns attacker Keletso Makgalwa.

The first leg of the final round qualifier is scheduled for Milpark Stadium in Jo’burg on September 5 while the return fixture will be played three days at the National Sports Stadium in Harare.


Goalkeepers: Mondli Mpoto (Bloemfontein Celtic), Darren Johnson, Andile Mbanjwa (Richards Bay)

Defenders: Siyabonga Ngezana (Kaizer Chiefs), Keanu Cupido (Cape Town City), Sandile Mthethwa (Chippa United), Kabelo Seriba (FC Metta, Latvia), Sibusiso Mabiliso (AmaZulu), Bongani Sam (Orlando Pirates), Tercious Malepe (Chippa United).

Midfielders: Teboho Mokoena (SuperSport United), Athenkosi Dlala (University of Pretoria), Gift Links (Cape Town City), Keletso Makgalwa (Mamelodi Sundowns), Kamohelo Mahlatsi (SuperSport United), Grant Margeman (Ajax Cape Town), Jamie Webber (SuperSport United), Sipho Mbule (SuperSport United), Thabo Cele (Cova da Piedade FC, Portugral), Khaya Leshabela (Leicester City, England).

Strikers: Luther Singh (Moreirense FC, Portugal), Jemondre Dickens (Baroka FC), Lyle Foster (Monaco, France), Liam Jordan (HB Koge FC, Denmark), Kobamelo Kodisang (Sporting Braga, Portugal).

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