Dolly and Lepasa named in SA's Cosafa Cup squad

Zakhele Lepasa of TS Galaxy during the TS Galaxy media open day at Panorama Sports Club on April 16, 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Zakhele Lepasa of TS Galaxy during the TS Galaxy media open day at Panorama Sports Club on April 16, 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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Coach David Notoane has announced a strong 23-man squad for the Cosafa Cup including French-based star Keegan Dolly.

The squad also includes PSL regulars like Reyaad Pieterse‚ Tercious Makepe‚ Teboho Mokoena‚ Phakamani Mahlambi and TS Galaxy star Zakhele Lepasa.

Notoane said he selected French-based Dolly to help him with match fitness ahead of Afcon in Egypt.

"We all know he has had issues with injuries and this is to help him to get ready for Afcon‚" said Notoane.

Bafana Bafana will open their campaign with a clash against Botswana on June 2 at the Princess Magogo Stadium where they will be looking to avoid embarrassment and qualify for the last four.

If Bafana lose to Botswana they will drop to the plate section of the competition.

Together with Angola‚ Madagascar‚ Namibia and Zimbabwe‚ Bafana will use this regional tournament as part of preparations for the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt next month.

Zimbabwe are the defending champions having won the last of their record six titles in Polokwane last year when they defeated Zambia 4-2.

Full squad:

Goalkeepers: Mondli Mpoto‚ Darren Johnson‚ Reyaad Pieterse

Defenders: Thendo Mukumela‚ Keanu Cupido‚ Reeve Froslrer‚ Tercious Malepe‚ Katlego Mohamme‚ Bongani Sam‚ Sandile Mthethwa

Midfielders: Teboho Mokoena‚ Athenkosi Dlala‚ Sipho Mpule‚ Kamohelo Mahlatsi‚ Grant Margeman‚ Jamie Webber‚ Keagan Dolly‚ Kgaugelo Sekgotha

Strikers: Jermondre Dickens‚ Luther Singh‚ Liam Jordan‚ Phakamani Mahlambi‚ Zakhele Lepasa

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