Fri. May 24th, 2019

BELIEVE THE HYPE

Thabo Senong, coach of SA U19 during the 2015 Durban U19 International Football Tournament match between PSV and SA U19 at King Zwelithini Stadium in Umlazi, South Africa on August 05, 2015 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

Amajita coach Thabo Senong has named his 21-man squad that will represent South Africa at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Niger, which is set to get underway from 2-17 February.

Read: Amajita In Tricky AFCON Group

Senong kept the bulk of the squad that won the COSAFA U20 Youth Championship at the end of last year in Kitwe, Zambia, though he was forced to leave out the likes of overseas-based duo Lyle Foster and Tashreeq Mathews due to club commitments as the tournament falls outside the FIFA calendar dates.

Full Squad:

Goalkeepers:

Glen Tumelo Baadjies (Mamelodi Sundowns)

Khulekani Khubeka (Cape Umoya United)

Kopano Thuntsane (Oralndo Pirates)

Defenders:

Njabulo Blom (Kaizer Chiefs)

Keenan Abrahams (Ajax Cape Town)

Givemore Khupe (Cape Umoya United)

Sbusiso Mabiliso (AmaZulu)

Fezile Gcaba (Pele Pele)

Brendon Moloisane (Mamelodi Sundowns)

Keenan Phillips (Bidvest Wits)

Midfielders:

Siphesihle Mkhize (M. Tigers)

Luke Le Roux (SuperSport United)

Luvuyo Phewa (Real Kings)

Nkosingiphile Ngcobo (Kaizer Chiefs)

Kobamelo Kodisang (AD Sanjoanense – Portugal)

Promise Mkhuma (Mamelodi Sundowns)

Simphiwe Ncamani (TS Sporting)

Khanya Leshabela (Leicester FC – England)

Strikers:

James Monyane (Pele Pele)

Gadinkame Modise (M. Tigers)

Bayanda Shangase (AmaZulu)

Amajita have been draw in Group A alongside hosts Niger, Nigeria and Burundi.