6 October 2019 – Goalkeeper Brandon Petersen and defender Thamsanqa Mkhize have been withdrawn from the Bafana Bafana squad that will face Mali in the 2019 Nelson Mandela Challenge scheduled for Sunday, 13 October 2019.
Ricardo Goss of Bidvest Wits and Bloemfontein Celtic’s Tshepo Rikhotso have been called up to replace the injured duo.
The annual commemoration match will be played at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth.
Kickoff is at 15h00.
This will be Molefi Ntseki’s first match since being appointed head coach of Bafana Bafana.
They are using this match to prepare for the next month’s Total Cameroon 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Ghana and Sudan.
Bafana Bafana travel to Port Elizabeth on Tuesday, 8 November.
Tickets are already on sale for the R40 for adults, and R20 for children under the age of 12. They can be purchased from Computicket outlets as well as at Shoprite and Checkers stores.
[Updated] BAFANA BAFANA SA SENIOR MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM LIST vs Mali:
2019 Nelson Mandela Challenge
|1.||Darren KEET||OH Leuven FC (Belgium)|
|2.||Ronwen WILLIAM||Supersport United FC (SA)|
|3.||RICARDO GOSS||BIDVEST WITS FC (SA)|
|4.||Erick MATHOHO||Kaizer Chiefs FC (SA)|
|5.||Buhle MKHWANAZI||Bidvest Wits FC (SA)|
|6.||Thulani HLATSHWAYO (C)||Bidvest Wits FC (SA)|
|7.||Thapelo MORENA||Mamelodi Sundowns FC (SA)|
|8.||TSHEPO RIKHOTSO||BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC FC (SA)|
|9.||Innocent MAELA||Orlando Pirates FC (SA)|
|10.||Mosa LEBUSA||Mamelodi Sundowns FC (SA)|
|11.||Kamohelo MOKOTJO||Brentfort FC (England)|
|12.||Thato MOKEKE||Cape Town City FC (SA)|
|13.||Dean FURMAN||Supersport United FC (SA)|
|14.||Lebohang PHIRI||Guingamp FC (France)|
|15.||Bongani ZUNGU||Amiens FC (France)|
|16.||Themba ZWANE||Mamelodi Sundowns FC (SA)|
|17.||Thembinkosi LORCH||Orlando Pirates FC (SA)|
|18.||Percy TAU||Club Brugge FC (Belgium)|
|19.||Thulani SERERO||Al Jazira FC (Abu Dhabi)|
|20.||Keagan DOLLY||Montpellier FC (France)|
|21.||Lebo MOTHIBA||Strasbourg FC (France)|
|22.||Bradley GROBLER||Supersport United FC (SA)|
|23.||Kermit ERASMUS||Cape Town City FC (SA)|