Bafana Bafana head coach Stuart Baxter has announced a preliminary squad of 34 players for the upcoming 2018 COSAFA Cup tournament.
All 34 have to be registered with Cosafa by Friday, 4 May 2018. The list will be trimmed down to 20 players that will take part in the tournament.
Bafana Bafana assemble for camp on Saturday, 26 May, and the tournament kicks off the next day in Polokwane. It runs until Sunday, 9 June.
South Africa got a bye in the first round and will only join the action in the quarterfinal stage when they face the winner of Group A on Saturday, 2 June 2018. Madagascar, Mozambique, Comoros and Seychelles are in Group A, while Botswana, Angola, Mauritius and Malawi make up Group B.
The matches will be played at three venues – Old Peter Mokaba Stadium, Seshego Stadium as well as the New Peter Mokaba Stadium.
The final takes place on Sunday, 9 June.
2018 COSAFA CUP
GROUP A GROUP B
1st ROUND GROUP STAGE FIXTURES:
27/05 – 14h00 M1 Madagascar vs Mozambique Old Peter Mokaba
27/05 – 16h30 M2 Comoros vs Seychelles Old Peter Mokaba
28/05 – 17h00 M3 Botswana vs Angola Old Peter Mokaba
28/05 – 19h30 M4 Mauritius vs Malawi Old Peter Mokaba
29/05 – 17h00 M5 Mozambique vs Comoros Seshego Stadium
29/05 – 19h30 M6 Seychelles vs Madagascar Seshego Stadium
30/05 – 17h00 M7 Angola vs Mauritius Seshego Stadium
30/05 – 19h30 M8 Malawi vs Botswana Seshego Stadium
31/05 – 17h00 M9 Madagascar vs Comoros Old Peter Mokaba
31/05 – 17h00 M10 Mozambique vs Seychelles Seshego Stadium
01/06 – 17h00 M11 Botswana vs Mauritius Old Peter Mokaba
01/06 – 17h00 M12 Angola vs Malawi Seshego Stadium
02/06 – 15h00 M13 Zambia vs Namibia Old Peter Mokaba
02/06 – 17h30 M14 South Africa vs Win Grp A Old Peter Mokaba
03/06 – 17h00 M15 Lesotho vs Swaziland Old Peter Mokaba
03/06 – 19h30 M16 Zimbabwe vs Win Grp B Old Peter Mokaba
05/06 – 17h00 M17 Loser M13 vs Loser M15 Old Peter Mokaba
05/06 – 19h30 M18 Loser M14 vs Loser M16 Old Peter Mokaba
06/06 – 17h00 M19 Winner M13 vs Winner M15 New Peter Mokaba
06/06 – 19h30 M20 Winner M14 vs Winner M16 New Peter Mokaba
08/06 – 17h00 M21 Winner M17 vs Winner M18 New Peter Mokaba
08/06 – 19h30 M22 Loser M19 vs Loser M20 New Peter Mokaba
09/06 – 15h00 M23 Winner M19 vs Winner M20 New Peter Mokaba
Preliminary Bafana Bafana squad for 2018 Cosafa Cup
Reeve Frosler (Bidvest Wits), Grant Kekana (Supersport United), Siyabonga Ngezana (Kaizer Chiefs), Motjeka Madisha (Mamelodi Sundowns), Siyanda Xulu (Maritzburg United), Taariq Fielies (Cape Town City), Innocent Maela (Orlando Pirates), Musa Lebusa (Ajax Cape Town), Sibusiso Mabiliso (AmaZulu), Paseka Mako (Chippa United), Mothobi Mvala (Highlands Park)
Wiseman Meyiwa (Kaizer Chiefs), Siphesihle Ndlovu (Maritzburg United), Fortune Makaringe (Maritzburg United), Teboho Mokoena (Supersport United), Goodman Mosele (Baroka), Aubrey Modiba (Supersport United), Jamie Webber (Supersport United), Thembinkosi Lorch (Orlando Pirates), Lebohang Maboe (Maritzburg United), Grant Margeman (Ajax Cape Town), Siphelele Ntshangase (Kaizer Chiefs), Abednego Mosiatlhaga (Bidvest Wits), Gift Links (Alassiouty Sport), Phakamani Mahlambi (Al Ahly), Vincent Pule (Bidvest Wits)