Bafana Bafana are set to play two crucial games at the end of the March in their bid to secure their place in the next installment of the African Cup of Nations. They face Ghana on March 25th at home before travelling to take on Sudan on the 28th. The 1996 Champions currently occupy second spot in the group with nine points after four games. Coach Molefi Ntseki named his squad yesterday with six Mamelodi Sundowns players being rewarded for their efforts with a call-up. The players called up to the squad are: Thapelo Morena, Mosa Lebusa, Andile Jali, Rivaldo Coetzee, Themba Zwane and Kermit Erasmus.
The Sundowns players were informed of their call ups in the middle of their preparations for Saturday’s CAF Champions League clash against TP Mazembe. Centre-back Mosa Lebusa was able to share comments from camp on how it feels to be part of the national team: “I am excited, it is always an honour to represent the country, funny enough I heard the news from my teammates as we are in camp, it came as a surprise to me I must say”.
The 28-year old defender has made six appearances for Bafana, he made his debut in 2015 in a friendly against Costa Rica.
“Every player that has been selected deserves to be there as they are the best players for the country at the moment”.
The AFCON Qualifiers will take place during the FIFA International Break taking place at the end of this month.