Mkhalele Announces Final Squad For COSAFA Cup

Bafana Bafana COSAFA Cup Coach Helman Mkhalele has announced his final 23-member squad for 2024 COSAFA Cup.

This year’s regional tournament will be held in Gqeberha, Eastern Cape, from 26 June – 7 July 2024.

Mkhalele initially named a 51-member preliminary squad which he has now trimmed down to 23 players.

Bafana Bafana are in Group A with Botswana, Mozambique and Eswatini.

Mkhalele believes the COSAFA Cup is a great opportunity to increase the Bafana Bafana pool by giving the lesser known players exposure and international experience that will be required in both the Africa Cup of Nations and the World Cup qualifiers.

“For us to be able to compete and achieve our results, our view is that it is important to have more players to select from, but more importantly, players with the required competency to perform at the highest level of football,” Mkhalele said.

“As we observed during the Africa Cup of Nations in Côte d’Ivoire earlier this year, the football on the continent has improved drastically. So, for us to sustain the current performance of Bafana Bafana and improve it, it is important that we have players that can perform at that level without any doubt.”

The team will go into camp on Saturday, 22 June before travelling to Gqeberha on Sunday, 23 June 2024.

Full squad:

Written by: Diski Voice