Five changes to Bafana after draw with Equatorial Guinea
Bafana Bafana coach Pitso Mosimane has made five changes to his squad after they drew 0-0 with Equatorial Guinea in an international friendly match on Friday.
The upcoming fixtures against Zambia at the Rand Stadium on Wednesday and Ghana at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace on Sunday have been stripped of their international status.
The national team will be without Morgan Gould who has been recalled by his club SuperSport United. Gould captained Bafana in Equatorial Guinea.
Bradley Grobler, Siboniso Gaxa and Daylon Claasen have returned to their overseas clubs as per agreement that they will only play one match for the national team, which was the game against Equatorial Guinea.
The five players have been replaced by Thami Sangweni (Amazulu); Thato Mokeke (Ajax); Nhlanhla Vilakazi (Ajax); Lehlohonolo Masalesa (Wits) and Thabo Nthete (Bloemfontein Celtic).
They are already in camp at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Complex in Phokeng near Rustenburg.
Eric Mathoho will not be playing due to a family death.—Sapa
The Bafana squad: Goalkeepers: Siyabonga Mpontshana (Platinum Stars), Briliant Khuzwayo (Thanda Royal Zulu).Defenders: Thabo Nthete (Bloemfontein Celtic), Thato Mokeke (Ajax Cape Town), Gilbert Rudiger (Free State Stars), Ayanda Gcaba (Free State Stars), Wayne Arendse (Santos), Patrick Phungwayo (Wits), Nazeer Allie (Ajax Cape Town).
Midfielders: Reneilwe Letsholonyane (Kaizer Chiefs), George Lebese (Kaizer Chiefs), Thami Sangweni (Amazulu), George Maluleka (Ajax Cape Town), Mzikayise Mashaba (Free State Stars), Sibusiso Vilakazi (Wits), May Mahlangu (Helsingborg FC (Sweden)), Granwald Scott (Ajax Cape Town), Lehlohonolo Masalesa (Wits), Nhlanhla Vilakazi (Ajax Cape Town).
Strikers: Ryan Chapman (Wits), Siyabonga Nontshinga (Jomo Cosmos), Lehlohonolo Majoro (Kaizer Chiefs).