Pretoria: Bafana Bafana’s new coach, Gordon Igesund included Moroka Swallows on-form striker Lerato Chabangu to his squad to face Brazil and Mozambique in two international friendly matches.
Igesund announced his first squad, since he was appointed as Bafana head coach, at SAFA House on Thursday.
Bafana will take on Brazil at the Estadio do Morumbi in Sao Paolo on Friday, 7 September before they host Mozambique on Tuesday, 11 September at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga.
The squad announced by Igesund includes Goal keepers: Wayne Sandilands (Sundowns), Moeneeb Josephs (Orlando Pirates), Itumeleng Khune (Kaizer Chiefs).
Defenders: Siyabonga Sangweni (Orlando Pirates), Bevan Fransman (SuperSport United), Bongani Khumalo (Greek club PAOK), Erick Mathoho (Kaizer Chiefs), Anele Ngcongca, Punch Masenamela (Sundowns), Thabo Matlaba (Orlando Pirates).
Midfielders: Kamohelo Makotjo (Dutch club Feyenoord), Kgosi Ntlhe (Peterborough United), Steven Pienaar (Everton), Reneilwe Letsholonyane (Kaizer Chiefs), Siphiwe Tshabalala (Kaizer Chiefs), Thulani Serero (Ajax Amsterdam), Katlego Mashego (Free State Stars), Dean Furman (Oldham Athletic) and Kagisho Dikgacoi (Crystal Palace).
Strikers: May Mahlangu, Bernard Parker (Kaizer Chiefs), Lerato Chabangu (Moroka Swallows), Siyabonga Nomvethe (Moroka Swallows), Dino Ndlovu (Maccabi Haifa) and Thamsanqa Gabuza (Golden Arrows).
Meanwhile, Brazil coach Mano Menezes has already announced his 22-man squad. Goalkeepers: Jefferson (Botafogo), Diego Alves (Valencia/ESP), Cassio (Corinthians). Defenders: Alex Sandro (Porto), Marcelo (Real Madrid), Daniel Alves (Barcelona), Adriano (Barcelona), Thiago Silva (PSG), David Luiz (Chelsea/ENG), Rever (Atletico Mineiro), Dede (Vasco).
Midfielders: Sandro (Tottenham), Lucas (Sao Paulo), Romulo (Spartak Moscow), Ramires (Chelsea), Paulinho (Corinthians), Oscar (Chelsea), Arouca (Santos). Strikers: Leandro Damiao (Internacional), Neymar (Santos), Jonas (Valencia), Hulk (Porto).