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South Africa national team lands in Egypt this evening ahead of AFCON

Tuesday 11/June/2019 - 12:36 PM
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South Africa team (File photo)
Translated by: Mohamed Emad

South Africa national football team lands in Egypt this evening to prepare for the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON).

South Africa is in Group D، which includes Cote d'Ivoire، Namibia and Morocco.

Coach of South Africa Stuart Baxter announced the preliminary squad.

South Africa preliminary squad (according to Times Live):

Goalkeepers: Darren Keet (Bidvest Wits)‚ Ronwen Williams (SuperSport United)‚ Bruce Bvuma (Kaizer Chiefs)

Defenders: Daniel Cardoso (Chiefs)‚ Ramahlwe Mphahlele (Chiefs)‚ Thulani Hlatshwayo (Wits)‚ Innocent Maela (Orlando Pirates)‚ Sifiso Hlanti (Wits)‚ Buhle Mkhwanazi (Wits)‚ Thamsanqa Mkhize (Cape Town City)

Midfielders: Bongani Zungu (Amiens SC‚ France)‚ Hlompho Kekana (Sundowns)‚ Dean Furman (Supersport United)‚ Kamohelo Mokotjo (Brentford‚ England)‚ Tiyani Mabunda (Sundowns)‚ Thulani Serero (Vitesse‚ Netherlands)‚ Thembinkosi Lorch (Pirates)‚ Themba Zwane (Sundowns)

Strikers: Lebogang Mothiba (Strasbourg‚ France)‚ Percy Tau (Union Saint-Gilloise‚ Belgium)‚ Lars Veldwijk (Sparta Rotterdam‚ Netherlands)‚ Lebohang Maboe (Sundowns)‚ Sibusiso Vilakazi (Sundowns)

Noteworthy، Egypt won the right to host 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

CAF President Ahmad Ahmad signed the contract with EFA President Hany Abu Rida، as the championship scheduled runs from June 21 to July 19.

Sixteen members of the CAF executive office voted for Egypt، while South Africa received a shy vote.

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