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Under-23 team named
- Updated: April 15, 2011
Our national Under-23 soccer team, currently preparing for the second round of the All Africa Games qualifiers was announced late on Friday.
Sapa reports that Shakes Mashaba’s side will play the first leg against Malawi this weekend at the Moruleng Stadium in Mogwase near Rustenburg.
The team recently made it through to the second round of the Olympics qualifiers, when they beat Libya 4-2 at home and played to a goalless away draw, resulting in a 4-2 aggregate victory.
The match against Malawi is expected to be a tough assignment for the home side.
The Malawian team arrived in the country on Thursday morning, an indication that they are taking this encounter seriously.
Coach Mashaba has announced an 18-man squad, hoping to maintain their winning streak in the 10th All Africa Games qualifiers.
The previous round of the All Africa Games qualifications took place in February when the SA U-23 team registered a 6-2 aggregate win over Angola.
Under-23 squad: Boalefa Pule (Platinum Stars), Brilliant Khuzwayo (Amazulu), Wandisile Letlabika (Puk Tawana), Thamsanqa Sangweni (Amazulu), Mthetheleli Sibusiso Mxoyana (Orlando Pirates), Katlego Pule (Bidvest Wits), Doctor Mampuru (Puk Tawana), Siyanda Xulu (Mamelodi Sundowns), Karabo Masehela (University of Pretoria), Bongani Nyathi (Free State Stars), Lehlogonolo Masalesa (Bidvest Wits), Sici Shelembe (Witbank Spurs), Themba Zwane (Mamelodi Sundowns), Lwazi Skosana (Moroka Swallows), Riaan Eugene (Santos), Bongani Ndulula (Orlando Pirates), Dino Ndlovu (Bloemfontein Celtic), Mzikayise Mashaba (Free State Stars).