Chiefs trio in final 23-man Bafana squad for Afcon

National team coach Stuart Baxter has announced his final 23-man Bafana Bafana squad to represent South Africa at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations tournament taking place on 21 June to 19 July 2019 in Egypt.

Baxter has included Kaizer Chiefs’ rear guard of goalkeeper Bruce Bvuma, fullbacks Daniel Cardoso and Ramahlwe Mphahlele.

Bafana Bafana are in Group D alongside Ivory Coast, Morocco and Namibia.

Egypt will see seven of Kaizer Chiefs players representing four different countries at the continental showpiece. Marksman Khama Billiat and defender Teenage Hadebe will be at the tournament representing Zimbabwe, goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi will represent Nigeria and midfielder Andriamirado Dax Andrianarimanana will be there with Madagascar.

Bafana will on 24 June kick off the tournament against Ivory Coast.

Final Bafana Bafana squad:

Goalkeepers: Darren Keet (Bidvest Wits), Ronwen Williams (SuperSport United), Bruce Bvuma (Kaizer Chiefs).

Defenders: Daniel Cardoso (Chiefs), Ramahlwe Mphahlele (Chiefs), Thulani Hlatshwayo (Wits), Innocent Maela (Orlando Pirates) S’fiso Hlanti (Wits), Buhle Mkhwanazi (Wits), Thamsanqa Mkhize (Cape Town City FC).

Midfielders: Bongani Zungu (Amiens SC), Dean Furman (SuperSport), Kamohelo Mokotjo (Brentford FC), Tiyani Mabunda (Sundowns), Thulani Serero (SBV Vitesse), Thembinkosi Lorch (Pirates), Themba Zwane (Sundowns), Hlompho Kekana (Sundowns).

Strikers: Lebo Mothiba (Strasbourg), Percy Tau (Royal Union Saint FC), Lars Veldwuk (Sparta), Lebohang Maboe (Sundowns), Sibusiso Vilakazi (Sundowns)