The Premier League officially ended on June 9 and to some players it means spending more time with their families while to others it will be business as usual. The Kaizer Chiefs trio of Brian Baloyi, Cyril Nzama and Siyabonga Nomvete are among those who will have a shortened break due to national team commitments.
The three Amakhosi stars, who helped Chiefs to a 1-0 league win against Pirates on Saturday, who immediately drafted into Bafana Bafana squad to play against Congo in a Nations Cup qualifier on June 17 in Durban.
The 20-man squad departs for the coast on Monday to begin their weeklong training in Durban.
South Africa have already qualified for the 2002 African Nations Cup finals in Mali and this game will provide coach Carlos Queiroz with an opportunity to experiment with a number of new players.
Andre Arendse (Santos), Brian Baloyi (Kaizer Chiefs), Abram Kwenenyane (Ria Stars).
David Kannemeyer (Ajax Cape Town), Andrew Rabutla (Jomo Cosmos), Craig Bianchi (Hellenic), Fabian Mc Carthy (Sundowns), Matthew Booth (Sundowns), Cyril Nzama (Kaizer Chiefs).
Dillon Shephered (Ajax Cape Town), Teboho Mokoena (Jomo Cosmos), Bennett Mnguni (Sundowns), Sibusiso Zuma (Copenhagen), Sipho Ndzuzo (Manning Rangers), Delron Buckley (Bochum), Joseph Ngake (Orlando Pirates).
Siyabonga Nomvete (Kaizer Chiefs), Nkosinathi Nhleko (Jomo Cosmos), Abram Raselemane (Santos) and Pollen Ndlanya (Orlando Pirates).