Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos has named a 34-member preliminary squad for the CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Morocco in June.
The Atlas Lions recently reached the semifinal of the FIFA 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Both Bafana Bafana and Morocco have already qualified for the Afcon which will be held in Ivory Coast from 13 January-11 February 2024.
HUGO BROOS TO TRIM SQUAD:
The squad will also be trimmed to 23 players in early June. A reduced pre-camp will also be held from 31 May- 7 June 2023. It will also be made up of local and a few overseas-based players. The final squad will then go into camp on Sunday 11 June 2023.
The association also confirmed that it had fixed its outstanding issues with Stadium management. This is after there were also fears that the game could be jeopardized.
“This was an incredibly cordial engagement between two long-time partners. I am happy that our meeting was conducted in such a warm spirit. We are happy that all the issues have been resolved,” said the SAFA CEO Lydia Monyepao.
BAFANA BAFANA PRELIMINARY SQUAD:
Ronwen Williams [Mamelodi Sundowns], Veli Mothwa [AmaZulu], Ricardo Goss [SuperSport United].
Given Msimango [TS Galaxy], Nyiko Mobbie [Sekhukhune United], Innocent Maela, Nkosinathi Sibisi [both Orlando Pirates], Taariq Fielies [Cape Town City], Siyanda Xulu [Turan Tovuz].
Sphelele Mkhulise, Teboho Mokoena [Mamelodi Sundowns], Bathusi Aubaas [TS Galaxy], Thapelo Maseko, Grant Magerman [both SuperSport United], Njabulo Blom [St. Louis City], Miguel Timm [Orlando Pirates], Like Le Roux [Varbergs BoIS].
Monnapule Saleng [Orlando Pirates], Cassius Mailula, Themba Zwane [Mamelodi Sundowns], Zakhele Lepasa [SuperSport United], Khanyisa Mayo [Cape Town City], Kobamelo Kodisang [Moreirense], Mihlali Mayambela [Aris Limassol], Bongokuhle Hlongwane [Minnesota United], Percy Tau [Al Ahly], Pule Mmodi [Golden Arrows], Iqraam Rayners [Stellenbosch].2