South Africa Under-23 Coach David Notoane has named a strong provisional 27-man squad to prepare for the upcoming CAF first round Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualifier against Angola.

South Africa was given a bye in the preliminary round and will battle it out with Angola to determine who plays either Zimbabwe or eSwatini/Mozambique in the second round.

The winner of the second round will qualify for the CAF 8-Nations tournament scheduled for Egypt in November 2019 in which the three top teams from that tournament automatically qualify for the Olympics in 2020.

The first leg against Angola will take place in Luanda on 22 March 2019, with the return leg scheduled for Milpark Stadium on 26 March.

Coach Notoane who will reduce the squad from 27 to 23 on Monday, 11 March 2019 watching the weekend matches.

Provisional Squad:

GOALKEEPERS:Mondli Mpoto (Bloemfontein Celtic), Sarren Johnson (Ajax Cape Town), Khulekani Khubeka (Cape Umoya).

DEFENDERS: Thendo Mukumela (Ajax Cape Town), Keanu Cupido (Cape Town City), Siya Ngezana (Kaizer Chiefs) Reeve Frosler (Kazier Chiefs), Kabelo Seriba (Metta FC (Latvia), Katleho Mohamme (Supersport United, Sibusiso Mabiliso (Amazulu FC), Sandile Mthethwa (Richards Bay), Given Msimango (Highlands Park).

MIDFIELDERS: Teboho Mokoena (Supersport United), Athenkosi Dlala (Supersport United), Tercious Malepe (Chippa United), Gift Links (Cape Town City), Fagrie Lakay (Bidvest Wits), Kamohelo Mahlatsi (Supersport United), Grant Magerman (Ajax Cape Town), Jamie Webber (Supersport United), Thabo Cele (Cova da Piedade, Portugal).

STRIKERS: Luther Singh (GD Chaves (Portugal), Phakamani Mahlambi (Mamelodi Sundowns), Lyle Foster (AS Monaco (France), Liam Jordan (Koge FC (Denmark), Jemondre Dickens (Baroka FC), Keletso Makgalwai (Mamelodi Sundowns).

Written by: Diski Voice