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South Africa name 34-man provisional AFCON 2015 squad

football thingsGhana’s 2015 AFCON Group opponents South Africa have named their provisional squad for the tournament to be played in January.

South Africa coach Ephraim Shakes Mashaba has called up 34 players to attend a training camp on the26th of  December 2014.

The players called up for the 2015 African Cup of Nations are as follows:

Goalkeepers: Darren Keet (KV Kortrijk, Belgium), Siyabonga Mpontshane (Platinum Stars), Brilliant Khuzwayo (Kaizer Chiefs), Jackson Mabokgwane (Mpumalanga Black Aces)

Defenders: Anele Ngcongca (Racing Genk, Belgium), Eric Mathoho (Kaizer Chiefs), Rivaldo Coetzee (Ajax Cape Town), Kwanda Mngonyama (Maritzburg United), Siyabonga Nhlapo (Wits), Ntsikelelo Nyauza (Orlando Pirates), Patrick Phungwayo (Orlando Pirates), Thulani Hlatswayo (BidVest Wits), Thabo Matlaba (Orlando Pirates), Mzikayise Mashaba (Mamelodi Sundowns)

Midfielders: Themba Zwane (Mamelodi Sundowns), Sibusiso Vilakazi (Wits), Oupa Manyisa (Orlando Pirates), Andile Jali (KV Oostende, Belgium), Dean Furman (Doncaster Rovers, England), Mandla Masango (Kaizer Chiefs), Thulani Serero (Ajax Amsterdam, Netherlands), Reneilwe Letsholonyane (Kaizer Chiefs), Asavele Mbekile (Mamelodi Sundowns), Vuyisile Wana (Moroka Swallows), Jabulani Shongwe (BidVest Wits), Bongani Zungu (Mamelodi Sundowns), Thamsanqa Sangweni (Chippa United), Mondli Cele (Maritzburg United), Thuso Phala (SuperSport United)

Forwards: Tokelo Rantie (AFC Bournemouth, England), Bongani Ndulula (AmaZulu), David Zulu (Chippa United), Ayanda Patosi (Lokeren, Belgium), Bernard Parker (Kaizer Chiefs)

The South Africa coach said of the selection:

“For those not on the list, we can’t say for sure they are completely out, they also stand a good chance of making it.

“It is an opportunity for all of them [on the list] to book their spot in the final squad.”

The final 23-man squad for South Africa will be named on December 30, 2014.

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