Hlomp Kekana, Mamelodi Sundowns Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AMINAH BABIRYE
[/media-credit] Hlomp Kekana, Mamelodi Sundowns is one of the 25 players summoned for the RSA national team Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AMINAH BABIRYE

South Africa Head Coach Stuart Baxter has named a 25 man squad for the FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Cape Verde.

The Bafana Bafana who made their appearance at the World Cup in 1998 visit the Island nation on September 1 at the Estadio Nacional in Cape Verde before they host the reverse fixture five days later.

From the team that won away to Nigeria Super Eagles in the Afcon 2019 qualifiers, the former SuperSport United managed has made just four changes.

Morgan Gould, Thulani Serero, Daylon Klaasen and Bradley Globler make the cut whilst Aubrey Ngoma, Sibusiso Vilakazi, Lorenzo Gordinho and Orlando Pirates striker Thamsanqa Gabuza are left out.

South Africa lead their group D on four points after two games and the back to back meetings with the less fancied Cape Verde gives them chance to cement top place and ease their way to Russia 2018.

The FULL squad

Goalkeepers: Itumeleng Khune, Darren Keet, Ronwen Williams

Defenders: Ramahlwe Mphahlele, Rivaldo Coetzee, Thulani Hlatshwayo, Erick Mathoho, Morgan Gould, Abubaker Mobara, Tebogo Langerman, Sifiso Hlanti

Midfielders: Hlompho Kekana, Keagan Dolly, Andile Jali, Kamohelo Mokotjo, Dean Furman, Themba Zwane Bongani Zunga, Thulani Serero

Strikers: Daylon Claasen, Percy Tau, Lebohang Manyama, Tokelo Rantie, Bradley Grobler, Kermit Erasmus

Senior Staff writer at Kawowo Sports mainly covering football

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