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2 Clever Boys selected for Bafana Bafana men’s U/23

South Africa’s Men’s National Team coach Owen da Gama, has named a 22-man squad to face Brazil in an international friendly match scheduled for Sunday the 27 of March at Rei Pele Stadium in Maceio in the state of Alagoas, Brazil.

The match kicks off 12H30 Sunday morning CAT.

The clash is part of preparations for both teams ahead of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in August. It is also a clash that will give the visitors a taste of what to expect when the tournaments starts.

The SA u23s will assemble on Monday, 21 March and leave two days later (Wednesday, 23 March) for Brazil.

They will arrive in Maceio the following day (Thursday, 24 March).

Meanwhile, the draw for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will be conducted on Thursday, 14 April 2016. It will be held at Maracana Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil starting at 10h30 local time in Brazil (15h30 South African time).

The tournament runs from 3 – 20 August.

SA u23 squad to face Brazil


1. Jody FEBRUARY – Ajax Cape Town FC (SA)

2. Luthando SIXHASO Kaizer Chiefs FC (SA)

3. Kyle PETERS Cape Town All Stars FC (SA)


4. Tshepo RIKHOTSO Bloemfontein Celtic FC (SA)

5. Kwanda MNGONYAMA Maritzburg United FC (SA)

6. Abbubaker MOBARA Ajax Cape Town FC (SA)

7. Thabo MAKHELE Witbank Spurs FC (SA)

8. Lorenzo GORDINHO Kaizer Chiefs FC (SA)

9. Tebogo MOERANE Bidvest Wits FC (SA)

10. Ikraam RAYNERS Santos FC (SA)

11. Kgosietsile NTLHE Peterborough United FC (England)


12. Gift MOTUPA Orlando Pirates FC (SA)

13. Aubrey MODIBA Mpumalanga Black Aces FC (SA)

14. Keagan DOLLY Mamelodi Sundowns FC (SA)

15. Phumlani NTSHANGASE Bidvest Wits FC (SA)

16. Deolin MEKOA Maritzburg United FC (SA)

17. Paseka MAKO Cape Town All Stars FC (SA)

18. Lebogang PHIRI Brondby FC (Denmark)


19. Thabiso KUTUMELA Baroka FC (SA)

20. Sello JAFTA Free State Stars FC (SA)

21. Thapelo MORENA Bloemfontein Celtic FC (SA)

22. Lebogang MOTHIBA FC Lille (France)