Bafana Bafana head coach Ephraim ‘Shakes’ Mashaba has named a 23-man squad that will play Gambia in the penultimate Orange CAF Africa Cup of Nations Gabon 2017 qualifiers.

Bafana Bafana head coach Ephraim ‘Shakes’ Mashaba has named a 23-man squad that will play Gambia in the penultimate Orange CAF Africa Cup of Nations Gabon 2017 qualifiers.

The two nations will lock horns on Saturday, 4 June 2016 at the Independence Stadium in Bakau, Gambia.

Kickoff is at 17h00 local time (19h00 SA Time).

Mashaba will travel with 18 players to Gambia.

The first match between South Africa and Gambia ended in a goalless draw in Durban (13 June 2015).

Bafana Bafana currently lie third on the table with three points after four matches. Cameroon leads the pack on 8 points, one more than second-placed Mauritania while Gambia has two points.

“The truth of the matter is we are in a difficult situation, but we have to keep our hopes alive. We have said before that the first two matches (against Gambia and Mauritania) took us off track. Had we done well in those matches, we would be talking a different story today. But we must soldier on and get the remaining six points, then wait and see,” said Mashaba.

Bafana Bafana will start camp on Sunday, 29 May.

They depart for Gambia on Tuesday, 31 June 2016.

South Africa will host Mauritania in the last match of the qualifiers in September.

NB: The winner of the group will progress to the 16-nation AFCON finals, along with two best-placed runners up.


South Africa’s 2017 AFCON Results

South Africa 0 – 0 Gambia 13 June 2015 (Durban)
Mauritania 3 – 1 South Africa 5 September 2015 (Nouakchott)
Cameroon 2 -2 South Africa 26 March 2016 (Limbe, Cameroon)
South Africa 0 – 0 Cameroon 29 March 2016 (Durban)

Remaining 2017 AFCON Fixtures:

Gambia vs South Africa Saturday, 4 June 2016
South Africa vs Mauritania Saturday, 4 September 2016

BAFANA BAFANA SQUAD LIST 2017 AFCON QUALIFIERS vs GAMBIA

NO. PLAYER’S NAME CLUB
GOALKEEPERS:
1. Itumeleng KHUNE Kaizer Chiefs FC (SA)
2. Jackson MABOKGWANE Mpumalanga Aces FC (SA)
3. Brighton MHLONGO Orlando Pirates FC (SA)
DEFENDERS:
4. Ramahlwe MPHAHLELE Mamelodi Sundows FC (SA)
5. Diamond THOPULA Chippa United FC (SA)
6 Thabo MATLABA Orlando Pirates FC (SA)
7. Erick MATHOHO Kaizer Chiefs FC (SA)
8. Sifiso HLANTI Bidvest Wits FC (SA)
9. Rivaldo COETZEE Ajax Cape Town FC (SA)
10. Teboho LANGERMAN Mamelodi Sundowns FC (FC)
MIDFIELDERS:
11. Andile JALI KV Oostende FC (Belgium)
12. Thulani SERERO Ajax Amsterdam FC (Nederland)
13. Thapelo MORENA Bloemfontein Celtic FC (SA)
14. Mpho MAKOLA Orlando Pirates FC (SA)
15. Mandla MASANGO Randers FC (Denmark)
16. Hlompho KEKANA Mamelodi Sundowns FC (SA)
17. Keagan DOLLY Mamelodi Sundowns FC (SA)
18. Dean FURMAN Supersport United FC (SA)
19. May MAHLANGU Sint-Truidense FC (Belgium)
STRIKERS:
20. Thamsanqa GABUZA Orlando Pirates FC (SA)
21. Sibusiso VILAKAZI Bidvest Wits FC (SA)
22. Ndumiso MABENA Platinum Stars FC (SA)
23. Thobani MNCWANGO Polokwane City FC (SA)

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