Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos has named a 34-member preliminary squad for the mouthwatering 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against FIFA World Cup semi-finalists Morocco next month.
Broos’ charges face the Moroccans at FNB Stadium, in Johannesburg, on Saturday (17 June 2023) with both teams having already qualified for the continental tournament to be held in Côte d’Ivoire on 13 January – 11 February 2024.
The preliminary squad will be trimmed to 23 players early next month when Broos announces his final list for the eagerly anticipated match between the two sides.
Broos also announced that a reduced pre-camp will be held from 31 May 2023 to 7 June and it will be made up of local and a few overseas-based players.
The final squad will go into camp on Sunday 11 June 2023.
NAME and SURNAME POSITION CLUB PROVINCE
1. RONWEN WILLIAMS GK MAMELODI SUNDOWNS FC GAUTENG
2. VELI MOTHWA GK AMAZULU FC KZN
3. RICARDO GOSS GK SUPERSPORT UNITED FC GAUTENG
4. MELUSI BUTHELEZI GK TS GALAXY FC GAUTENG
5. GIVEN MSIMANGO DF TS GALAXY GAUTENG
6. THAPELO MASEKO DF SUPERSPORT UNITED FC GAUTENG
7. SYDNEY MOBBIE DF SEKHUKHUNE FC GAUTENG
8. INNOCENT MAELA DF ORLANDO PIRATES FC GAUTENG
9. NKOSINATHI SIBISI DF ORLANDO PIRATES FC GAUTENG
10. TAARIQ FIELIES DF CAPE TOWN CITY WESTERN CAPE
11. SIYANDA XULU DF TORAN TOVUZ EUROPE
12. THAPELO MORENA DF MAMELODI SUNDOWNS FC GAUTENG
13. AUBREY MODIBA DF MAMELODI SUNDOWNS FC GAUTENG
14.GRANT KEKANA DF MAMELODI SUNDOWNS FC GAUTENG
15. KHULISO MUDAU DF MAMELODI SUNDOWNS GAUTENG
16. MOTHOBI MVALA DF MAMELODI SUNDOWNS FC GAUTENG
17. TEBOHO MOKOENA MF MAMELODI SUNDOWNS FC GAUTENG
18. BATHUSI AUBAAS MF TS GALAXY FC GAUTENG
19. NJABULO BLOM MF SAINT LOUIS USA
20. GRANT MAGERMAN MF SUPERSPORT UNITED GAUTENG
21. MIGUEL TIMM MF ORLANDO PIRATES FC GAUTENG
22. SPHELELE MKHULISE MF MAMELODI SUNDOWNS GAUTENG
23. LUKE LE ROUX MF VARBORG EUROPE
24. MONNAPULE SALENG FW ORLANDO PIRATES FC GAUTENG
25. THEMBA ZWANE FW MAMELODI SUNDOWNS FC GAUTENG
26. ZAKHELE LEPASA FW SUPERSPORT UNITED FC GAUTENG
27. CASSIUS MAILULA FW MAMELODI SUNDOWNS FC GAUTENG
28. KOBAMELO KODISANG FW MOREIRENSE PORTUGAL
29. KHANYISA MAYO FW CAPE TOWN CITY WESTERN CAPE
30. MIHLALI MAYAMBELA FW ARIS LIMASSOL CYPRUS
31. BONGOKUHLE HLONGWANE FW MINNESOTA USA
32. PERCY TAU FW AL AHLY EGYPT
33. PULE MMODI FW GOLDEN ARROWS KZN
34. IQRAAM RAYNERS FW STELLENBOSCH FC WESTERN CAPE
Source: South African Football Association