South Africa name squad for Malawi friendly
South Africa coach Gordon Igesund has named his squad for the international friendly against Malawi on December 22.
Igesund who hopes to build a competitive squad for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations hosts has handed first calls to Ayanda Patosi of Belgian side Lokeren and Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa.
The game against Malawi will be the first of three friendlies for Bafana Bafana before the Afcon kicks off on January 19.
The hosts have been drawn in Group A alongside Angola, Morocco and debutants Cape Verde.
South Africa squad to face Malawi:
Goalkeepers:Itumeleng Khune (Kaizer Chiefs), Wayne Sandilands (Mamelodi Sundowns), Senzo Meyiwa (Orlando Pirates)
Defenders: Bevan Fransman (SuperSport United), Thabo Nthethe (Bloemfontein Celtic), Siyabonga Sangweni (Orlando Pirates), Siyanda Xulu (FC Rostov, Russia), Siboniso Gaxa (Kaizer Chiefs), Tsepo Masilela (Kaizer Chiefs), Thabo Matlaba (Orlando Pirates)
Midfielders: Oupa Manyisa (Orlando Pirates), Reneilwe Letsholonyane (Kaizer Chiefs), Siphiwe Tshabalala (Kaizer Chiefs), Sifiso Myeni (Orlando Pirates), Thanduyise Khuboni (Lamontville Golden Arrows), May Mahlangu (Helsingborg, Sweden), Delron Buckley (Maritzburg United), Lerato Chabangu (Moroka Swallows), Thuso Phala (Platinum Stars), Ayanda Patosi (Lokeren, Belgium), Daine Klate (Orlando Pirates)
Strikers: Bernard Parker (Kaizer Chiefs), Lehlohonolo Majoro (Kaizer Chiefs), Tokelo Rantie (Malmo, Sweden)