Gordon Igesund Makes Four Changes To Bafana Bafana Squad

Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund has made four changes to the team going on the Australasia tour.  Igesund has brought in Siyabonga Nhlapo (Bidvest Wits), veteran Kaizer Chiefs midfielder, Reneilwe Letsholonyane, Sibusiso Khumalo (SuperSport United) and Siphelele Mthembu (Platinum Stars).  They come in for Oupa Manyisa, Teko Modise, Thabo Matlaba and Kermit Erasmus who have pulled out for various reasons.  “I am very happy with this squad.  As I said before, I have identified around 34 players who form the core of my vision and all these replacements are part of that bigger group.  We are going to Australia and New Zealand to compete,” said Igesund.

Bafana Bafana leave for Australia on Thursday, 22 May and play the Socceroos on 26 May before flying to New Zealand for a date with the home team on 30 May.  They return to South Africa on 1 June 2014.

BAFANA BAFANA SQUAD LIST VS AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

GOALKEEPERS

Ronwen Williams (SuperSport United)
Senzo Meyiwa (Orlando Pirates)

DEFENDERS

Thabo Nthethe (Mamelodi Sundowns)
Buhle Mkhwanazi (University of Pretoria)
Thato Mokeke (SuperSport United)
Anele Ngcongca (Racing Genk)
Sibusiso Khumalo (SuperSport United)
Eric Matoho (Kaizer Chiefs)

MIDFIELDERS

Reneilwe Letsholonyane (Kaizer Chiefs)
Siyabonga Nhlapho (Bidvest Wits)
Bongani Zungu (Mamelodi Sundowns)
Themba Zwane (Mpumalanga Black Aces)
Thulani Serero (Ajax Amsterdam)
Thuso Phala (SuperSport United)
Hlompho Kekana (Mamelodi Sundowns)
Ayanda Patosi (FC Lokeren)

STRIKERS

Siphelele Mthembu (Platinum Stars)
Tokelo Rantie (AFC Bournemouth)