• Notoane names SA U23 squad to face Angola

    Amaglug-glug coach David Notoane has named a strong 23-man squad to face Angola in their 2019 Caf U23 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Friday.

    The South African U23 side will take on Angola in the first round first leg at the at the Estádio 11 de November in Luanda with kick off set for 5pm South African time.

    Meanwhile, the return leg of the first round will take place at Bidvest Stadium on Tuesday, 26 March 2019.

    Notoane also announced that  Chippa United midfielder Tercious Malepe will captain the side for this round of Afcon qualifiers, with Supersport United star Teboho Mokoena serving as his vice captain.

    ‘It was a very difficult task of selecting the final 23-man players to take to Angola, and that is mainly because we had a good number of players who gave it their all in this selection camp,’ Notoane told Safa.net.

    ‘We assessed the level of match preparedness in the players we had roped in for our provisional squad, and I must say that I am happy with the final squad we have come up with.’

    South African U23 squad vs Angola:

    Goalkeepers:

    Darren Johnson (Ajax Cape Town), Khulekani Kubheka (Cape Umoya), Andile Mbanjwana (Richards Bay)

    Defenders:

    Thendo Mukumelo (Ajax Cape Town), Keanu Cupido (Cape Town City), Siyabonga Ngezana (Kaizer Chiefs), Kabelo  Seriba (FC Metta, Latvia), Katlego Mohamme (Supersport United), Sandile Mthethwa (Richards Bay), Bongani Sam (Bloemfontein Celtic)

    Midfielders:

    Teboho Mokoena (Supersport United), Athenkosi Dlala (Supersport United), Tercious Malepe  (C) (Chippa United), Gift Links (Cape Town City), Kamohelo Mahlatsi (Supersport United), Grant Margman (Ajax Cape Town), Jamie Webber (Supersport United), Thabo Cele (Cova da Piedade, Portugal)

    Forwards: 

    Luther Singh (GD Chaves, Portugal), Phakamani Mahlambi (Mamelodi Sundowns), Lyle  Foster (AS Monaco, France), Jemondre Dickens (Baroka), Keletso Makgalwa (Mamelodi Sundowns), Khanyisa Mayo (Royals Eagles)

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