The Amaglug-Glug Squad to take on Ghana in an Olympic Qualifier against Ghana in Ghana on October 26 has been announced.
The selectors have called up a full strength squad that includes overseas based-stars such as Steven Pienaar of Ajax Amsterdam and Nasief Morris of Panathinaikos, as well as top local players such as the Pirates trio of Benedict Vilakazi, Patrick Thwala and Joseph Makhanya.
Wits (Jacob Mokhasi, Gert Schalkwyk and Tsietsi Mahoa) and Moroka Swallows (Peter Petersen, Jemaine Christian and Albert Kometsi) also have three representative in the squad.
The make-up of the team is a vast improvement from the weakened squad which represented South Africa at the All Africa games in Nigeria, where they finished bottom of their group.
The squad which travels to Ghana includes a number of full internationals as well as quite a few youngsters who have been ear-marked as future Bafana Bafana stars.
Chad Harpur (Manning Rangers), Jacob Mokhasi (Wits University)
Defenders: Jemaine Christian (Moroka Swallows), Tsietsi Mahoa (Wits University), Nasief Morris (Panathinaikos), Bevan Fransman (Kaizer Chiefs), Peter Petersen (Moroka Swallows)
Midfield: Anele Zibi (Ajax Cape Town), Gert Schalkwyk (Wits University), Steven Pienaar (Ajax Amsterdam), Benedict Vilakazi (Orlando Pirates), Patrick Thwala (Orlando Pirates), Joseph Makhanya (Orlando Pirates), Albert Kometsi (Moroka Swallows)
Strikers: Manqoba Ngwenya (Sundowns), Mabhuti Khanyeza (Golden Arrows), Thando Mngomeni (Supersport United), Simphiwe Mbambo (Dynamos)
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