South Africa’s new national team coach Hugo Broos has announced his first squad for the upcoming international friendly against Uganda.
Broos was brought in after the South African Football Association parted ways with Molefi Ntseki, who failed to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations.
Broos now has the tough task of trying to get Bafana Bafana to the 2022 Fifa World Cup and he will get a chance to see his players in action for the first time when
The former Cameroon coach has named an interesting squad, leaving out captain Thulani Hlatshwayo.
Hlatshwayo has served as captain of the senior national under team under the last two coaches, Stuart Baxter and Ntseki, but has struggled for good form since joining giants Orlando Pirates at the beginning of the season. The likes of Itumeleng Khune, Bongani Zungu, Thulani Serero and Themba Zwane have not been included in the squad.
Broos has, instead, brought in new faces such as Nkosinathi Sibisi, Sibusiso Mabiliso and Bongokuhle Hlongwane.
Percy Tau of Brighton Hove & Albion and Montpellier’s Keagan Dolly are the only overseas based players in Broos’ squad.
The game will serve as preparation for the World Cup qualifiers against Zimbabwe and Ghana, set to be played in September.
Broos will not be on the bench for the clash as he will be in Belgium, where he will get his COVID-19 vaccination.
Goalkeepers: Ronwen Williams, Bruce Bvuma
Defenders: Rivaldo Coetzee, Nkosinathi Sibisi, Rushine de Reuck, Innocent Maela, Craig Martin, Aubrey Modiba, Sibusiso Mabiliso, Mosa Lebusa
Midfielders: Thabang Monare, Mothobi Mvala, Sipho Mbule, Keagan Dolly, Teboho Mokoena, Lebohang Maboe.
Forwards: ongokuhle Hlongwane, Percy Tau, Thabiso Kutumela