Three Glamour Boys for Bafana

Itumeleng Khune, Ramahlwe Mphahlele and Erick Mathoho have been selected for South Africa’s upcoming 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Cape Verde.

Bafana Bafana will first meet Cape Verde on an artificial pitch in Praia on Friday, 1 September (kick-off at 20:30, SA time).

The return clash will take place four days later at Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium (kick-off at 19:00).

The national team drew 1-1 in the first 2018 World Cup qualifier against Burkina Faso in Ouagadougou in October 2016. This was followed with a 2-1 win over Senegal in Polokwane in November.

South Africa top the log with Burkina Faso, both having collected four points from two games. Cape Verde is still on zero points after two matches.

Bafana squad:

Goalkeepers: Khune, Williams, Keet.

Defenders: Mphahlele, Mathoho, Coetzee, Gould, Hlatshwayo, Mobara, Hlanti, Langerman.

Midfielders: Kekana, Dolly, Jali, Mokotjo, Zungu, Zwane, Serero, Furman, Claasen.

Forwards: Manyama, Tau, Rantie, Grobler, Erasmus.