Bafana to begin preparations for Chan

The Chan team that will play Lesotho this coming Sunday will assemble in Johannesburg on Wednesday and will train at Nike Centre before departing for Maseru.

The team will leave for Lesotho on Friday and play their first leg on Sunday before returning home on Monday to begin preparations for the second leg.

The second leg will take place in Johannesburg the following Sunday.

Coach David Notoane has named a 23-man squad to play Lesotho in the Chan qualifiers for the Ethiopia 2020 championships and it comprises mostly the under-23 squad that will play Zimbabwe in the African Olympic qualifiers in September.

Notoane has retained most of the players who took part in the recently ended Senior Men’s Cosafa Cup tournament that took place in Durban from 26 May to 8 June 2019 where South Africa won the Plate after beating Malawi 5-4 on penalties.

As per Chan’s requirements, the tournament is only for locally based players.


Golakeeper: Mondli Mpoto (Bloemfontein Celtic), Khulekani Kubheka (Cape Umoya), Andile Mbanjwa (Richard Bay).

Defenders: Thendo Mukumela (Ajax Cape Town), Jerry Msane (Cape Town City), Katlego Mohamme (Tuks), Sandile Mthethwa (Chippa United), Sibusiso Mabiliso (AmaZulu), Reeve Frosler (Kaizer Chiefs), Tercious Malepe (Chippa United), Justice Chabalala (Orlando Pirates).

Midfielder: Goodman Mosele (Baroka), Athenkosi Dlala (Tuks), Kgodiso Monama (Tuks), Kamohelo Mahlatsi (SuperSport United), Grant Margeman (Ajax Cape Town), Siboniso Conco (Golden Arrows), Luvuyo Phewa (Real Kings), Siphesihle Mkhize (Mamelodi Sundowns), Onyedikachi Ononogbu (Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila), Zukile Kewuti (Cape Town City).

Forwards: Lerato Lepasa (Orlando Pirates), Jemondre Dickens (Baroka).