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Igesund has retained the majority of the players that lost to Brazil last month, with Itumeleng Khune returning to the squad after recovering from an ankle injury

Bafana Bafana head coach Gordon Igesund has announced a squad of 18 players that will play two international friendlies against Australia and New Zealand next month.

Mpumalanga Black Aces midfielder Themba Zwane is the only new player in the squad, with Dean Furman left out of the squad altogether for the first time since Igesund took over in 2012.

Goalkeepers:

Ronwen Williams -Supersport United FC (SA)
Itumeleng Khune - Kaizer Chiefs FC (SA)

Defenders:

Thabo Nthethe -Mamelodi Sundowns FC (SA)
Buhle Mkhwanazi - University of Pretoria FC (SA)
Tsepo Masilela - Kaizer Chiefs FC (SA)
Anele Ngcongca - Racing Genk FC (BELGIUM)
Thabo Matlaba - Orlando Pirates FC (SA) 
Siyanda Xulu - Rostov FC (RUSSIA.

Midfielders:

Andile Jali - KV Oostende FC (BELGIUM)
Oupa Manyisa - Orlando Pirates FC (SA)
Bongani Zungu - Mamelodi Sundowns FC (SA)
Themba Zwane - Mpumalanga Black Aces FC (SA) 
Thulani Serero - Ajax Amsterdam FC (HOLLAND)
Siphiwe Tshabalala - Kaizer Chiefs FC (SA)
Kagisho Dikgacoi - Crystal Palace FC (ENGLAND)
Ayanda Patosi -  FC Lokeren (BELGIUM)

Strikers:

Bernard Parker - Kaizer Chiefs FC (SA)

Tokelo Rantie - AFC Bournemouth FC (ENGLAND)

South africa will face Australia in Sydney on Monday, May 26, before playing against New Zealand in Melbourne on Friday, May 30.

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