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Stuart Baxter announces Bafana Bafana squad for four-nation tournament

12:57 GMT+3 13/03/2018
Stuart Baxter, Bafana Bafana
Bafana Bafana will assemble for camp on Sunday, March 18 and will depart for Zambia on March 20. They will be back in South Africa on March 27

Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter has announced a 25-man squad that will take part in the four-nation tournament in Zambia later this month. 

The tournament will take place between March 22-24, and the Bafana mentor will take his strongest possible squad, including several European-based stars. 

Bongani Zungu, Keagan Dolly, Lebo Mothiba and Kamohelo Mokotjo have all been called up alongside Phakamani Mahlambi, who is on the books of Egyptian giants Al Ahly.   

As expected, there are a few new faces in the squad. Teboho Mokoena of SuperSport United, Siphesihle Ndlovu of Maritzburg United, Brendon Petersen of Ajax Cape Town as well as Orlando Pirates duo of Innocent Maela and Thembinkosi Lorch have all made the cut.

Kaizer Chiefs defender Daniel Cardoso makes his return to the national team setup following a series of impressive performances under Steve Komphela. 

Mamelodi Sundowns centre-back Motjeka Madisha and Chiefs striker Ryan Moon have also been rewarded for their superb displays this season. 

Meanwhile, Baxter has invited Pirates assistant coach Rhulani Mokwena to be part of his technical team for the tournament in Zambia as part of empowering local coaches. 

Mokwena's presence in the PSL has been felt since joining the Sea Robbers at the beginning of the season from the Brazilians.

Four-nation tournament fixtures:

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Zambia vs Zimbabwe, kickoff is at 13h00

South Africa vs Angola, kickoff is at 15h00

Sunday, 25 March 2018

Losers 1 vs Losers 2, kickoff is at 13h00

Winners 1 vs Winners 2, kickoff is at 15h00

All matches will take place at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola.

Here is Bafana Bafana squad in full.

Itumeleng Khune (Kaizer Chiefs), Darren Keet (Bidvest Wits), Brendon Petersen (Ajax Cape Town).

Reeve Frosler (Bidvest Wits), Ramahlwe Mphahlele (Kaizer Chiefs), Thulani Hlatshwayo (Bidvest Wits), Motjeka Madisha (Mamelodi Sundowns), Daniel Cardoso (Kaizer Chiefs), Buhle Mkhwanazi (Bidvest Wits), Innocent Maela (Orlando Pirates), S’fiso Hlanti (Bidvest Wits FC).

Dean Furman (SuperSport United), Siphesihle Ndlovu (Maritzburg United), Kamohelo Mokotjo (Brentfort FC), Teboho Mokoena (SuperSport United), Bongani Zungu (Amiens FC), Aubrey Modiba (SuperSport United), Sibusiso Vilakazi (Mamelodi Sundowns), Thembinkosi Lorch (Orlando Pirates), Keagan Dolly (Montpellier FC), Phakamani Mahlambi (AL Ahly), Themba Zwane (Mamelodi Sundowns).

Percy Tau (Mamelodi Sundowns), Lebo Mothiba (Lille FC), Ryan Moon (Kaizer Chiefs).