South Africa names men under-23 squad  

David Notoane has named his Under-23 squad. Photo: IOL

Johannesburg, South Africa (ADV) – The South African Under-23 Head Coach, David Notoane recently named his 27-man squad ahead of the CAF’s first round Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualifier against Angola.

In a statement issued by the South African Football Association (SAFA), the team will battle it out with Angola to determine who plays either Zimbabwe, eSwatini or Mozambique in the second round.

“Coach Notoane who will trim the squad to 23 on Monday, 11 March 2019 said he had delayed naming the final team as he still wanted to watch weekend matches. He also didn’t rule out bringing in one or two new faces into the current squad,” read the statement.

The winner of the second round will qualify for the CAF 8-Nations tournament scheduled for Egypt in November this year in which the three top teams from that tournament automatically earn a berth at the Olympics in 2020.

The first leg against Angola is scheduled for 22 March and in Luanda, Angola with the return leg scheduled for 26 March at Milpark Stadium in South Africa.

Provisional Squad:

Goalkeepers: Mondli Mpoto of Bloemfontein Celtic; Sarren Johnson of Ajax Cape Town; Khulekani Khubeka of Cape Umoya.

Defenders: Thendo Mukumela of Ajax Cape Town; Keanu Cupido of Cape Town City; Siya Ngezana of Kaizer Chiefs;  Reeve Frosler of Kazier Chiefs; Kabelo Seriba of Metta FC, Latvia; Katleho Mohamme of Supersport United; Sibusiso Mabiliso of Amazulu FC;  Sandile Mthethwa of Richards Bay; and Given Msimango of Highlands Park.

Midfielders: Teboho Mokoena of Supersport United; Athenkosi Dlala of Supersport United; Tercious Malepe of Chippa United; Gift Links of Cape Town City; Fagrie Lakay of Bidvest Wits;  Kamohelo Mahlatsi of Supersport United;  Grant Magerman of Ajax Cape Town; Jamie Webber of Supersport United; and Thabo Cele of Cova da Piedade, Portugal.

Strikers: Luther Singh of GD Chaves, Portugal; Phakamani Mahlambi of Mamelodi Sundowns; Lyle Foster of AS Monaco, France; Liam Jordan of Koge FC, Denmark; Jemondre Dickens of Baroka FC; and  Keletso Makgalwai of Mamelodi Sundowns.

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