Baxter names Bafana squad to face Libya

Bafana Bafana head coach Stuart Baxter has named a 24-man squad to face Libya in the crunch final round of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

The match will take place on Sunday, 24 March 2019 Stade Taieb Mhiri in Sfax, Tunisia.
Kickoff is at 19h00 South African time.

Baxter says the mission is clear, win your match and you are safe.

“It’s good to have almost everyone back on board because there is no doubt how crucial this match is – no one needs a reminder of that,” said Baxter.

“We are well aware of what we need to do – the mission is clear, win your match and you are safe. It is very dangerous to play for draw as it can come back to bite you – the match will dictate how we handle things but our approach from the onset is to go out there and win the match,” added Baxter.

“They want it as much as we do, so it is going to be battle royale in Tunisia and I am confident my players will be ready for it. I am optimistic they will leave everything on the field to make sure we cross that line.”

Bafana Bafana will assemble for camp on Saturday, 16 March and depart the same day for Tunisia.

Full Squad

Goalkeepers: Darren Keet, Ronwen Williams, Bruce Bvuma

Defenders: Thulani Hlatshwayo, Innocent Maela, Sifiso Hlanti, Daniel Cardoso, Rivaldo Coetzee, Aubrey Modiba, Buhle Mkwanazi, Thamsanqa Mkhize

Midfielders: Dean Furman, Kamohelo Mokotjo, Themba Zwane, Thembinkosi Lorch, Hlompho Kekana, Bongani Zungu, Tiyani Mabunda, Thulani Serero, Lebohang Maboe

Strikers: Keagan Dolly, Lebo Mothiba, Lars Veldwijk, Percy Tau

Written by: Diski Voice