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South Africa announce squad for COSAFA Cup

’s Team during the 2015 (Photo by liewig christian/Corbis via Getty Images)

South Africa have announced a 25-man squad for the upcoming set to take place between May 25 and June 8.

The COSAFA Cup is a competition organized by the Council of Southern Africa Football Association that takes place every year.

The first tournament was in 1997 and has since seen the participation of many countries such as Angola, Madagascar, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

South Africa, who are hosting this year’s edition, have announced their squad for the tournament which saw the presence of many foreign-based players as well as locals.

Former Al Ahly forward Phakamani Mahlambi made the cut alongside Chaves’ Luther Singh and Kgaogelo Sekgota who plays for Portuguese side Vitoria Setubal.

The squad was chosen by U-23 coach David Notoane, simultaneously with first team manager Stuart Baxter.

The Bafana Bafana will kick-off their journey against Botswana on 2 June at the Princess Magogo Stadium.

Full Squad:

Goalkeepers: Mondli Mpoto (Bloemfontein Celtic), Darren Johnson (Ajax Cape Town), Reyaad Pieterse (Mamelodi Sundowns).

Defenders: Thendo Mukumela (Ajax Cape Town), Keanu Cupido (Cape Town City), Reeve Frosler (Kaizer Chiefs), Tercious Malepe (Chippa United), Katlego Mohamme (SuperSport United), Bongani Sam (Bloemfontein Celtic), Sandie Mthethwa (Richards Bay)

Midfielders: Teboho Mokoena, Athenkosi Dlala, Sipho Mbule, Kamohelo Mahlatsi, Jamie Webber (all SuperSport United), Keagan Dolly (Montpellier, France), Grant Margeman (Ajax Cape Town), Kgaogelo Sekgota (Vitoria Setubal, Portugal).

Strikers: Phakamani Mahlambi (Mamelodi Sundowns), Lerato Lepasa (TS Galaxy), Jemondre Dickens (Baroka FC), Luther Singh (Chaves, Portugal), Liam Jordan (Koge, Denmark).

South Africa are also participating in the upcoming African Cup of Nations (AFCON), in Egypt. They were drawn in a tough group along with Ivory Coast, Morocco and Namibia.

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