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Bafana coach again surprises with squad

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Hugo Broos has surprised by naming a number of new faces to tackle Botswana and Sierra Leone in friendlies later this month.

Mamelodi Sundowns veteran Themba Zwane has been named in the Bafana Bafana squad to take on Botswana and Sierra Leone in friendlies later this month. Picture: Muzi Ntombela, BackpagePix

BAFANA Bafana boss Hugo Broos has surprised by naming a number of new faces to tackle Botswana and Sierra Leone in friendlies later this month.

Foreign-based Cape Town attacker Mihlali Mayambela (26) cracks the nod as well as two players with Stellenbosch connections, current midfield enforcer Sibongiseni Mthethwa and former midfielder Luke le Roux (21), who now plays for Swedish top-flight club Varbergs.

Of Mayambela, who is the brother of former PSL showman Mark, Broos says: “We’ve gotten good reports about him. So we give him a chance and it’s up to him to prove us right.”

Broos didn’t stop with the shocks there, including Mamelodi Sundowns veteran Themba Zwane in his 23-man squad. Having resisted calls to use the 33-year-old ace up until now, the Belgian says: “Only fools don’t change their mind.

“Maybe Zwane can be someone we can use with [injured Percy] Tau and [Bongokuhle] Hlongwane not there.”

Bafana will host Botswana at FNB Stadium on September 24 and Sierra Leone four days later at the same venue.

Bafana Bafana squad

Goalkeepers: Ronwen Williams, Veli Mothwa, Mellisi Buthelezi

Defenders: Sydney Mobbie, Khuliso Mudau, Terrence Mashego, Innocent Maela, Rushine de Reuck, Nkosinathi Sibisi, Thibang Phete, Aubrey Modiba

Midfielders: Goodman Mosele, Sibongiseni Mthethwa, Teboho Mokoena, Sphephelo Sithole, Luke le Roux

Forwards: Khanyisa Mayo, Lyle Foster, Mihlali Mayambela, Pule Mmodi, Themba Zwane, Zakhele Lepasa, Kgoagelo Sekgota.

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