It was expected that Blackburn Rovers striker Benni McCarthy, who last played against Chile at the start of the year, and Nasief Morris, who has been starring in Spain’s La Liga, would be recalled after a string of disappointing results.
However, Santana has seemingly stuck to his guns, keeping faith in the
majority of the squad that lost six games in a row before scraping a
win against a second string Madagascar team.
There were also call-ups for Golden Arrows centre-back Siyabonga
Sangweni and Free State Stars striker Sthembiso Ngcobo, but nothing for
in-form Wits forward Calvin Kadi.
Goalkeepers: Emille Baron, Rowen Fernandez, Moeneeb Josephs
Defenders: Siboniso Gaxa, Morgan Gould, Bevan Fransman, Tsepo Masilela, Aaron Mokoena, Anele Ngcongca, Siyabonga Sangweni, Lucas Thwala
Midfielders: Kagisho Dikgacoi, Benson Mhlongo, Teko Modise, Steven Pienaar, Macbeth Sibaya, Elrio van Heerden, Siphiwe Tshabalala
Strikers: Richard Henyekane, Mabhuti Khenyeza, Sthembiso Ngcobo, Katlego Mphela, Bernard Parker
Peter Pedroncelli, Goal.com