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BREAKING | Pirates’ Mako, Chiefs’ Mthethwa headline latest Bafana squad

Lyle Foster of South Africa celebrates his goal with team mates during the international friendly match between South Africa and DR Congo at Orlando Stadium on September 12, 2023 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Lyle Foster of South Africa celebrates his goal with team mates during the international friendly match between South Africa and DR Congo at Orlando Stadium on September 12, 2023 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Head coach Hugo Broos has named his final 23-man strong squad for upcoming friendlies against Eswatini and Côte d’Ivoire to be played in October.

South Africa are set to host the two friendlies as part of the preparations for next year Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) set kick-off in January as well as the upcoming 2026 World Cup qualifiers which will begin in November.

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Having named his initial 36-man squad at the start of October, Broos has trimmed the list down to a final 23-man squad that includes faces like Paseko Mako and a return for Kaizer Chiefs new signing Sibongiseni Mthethwa.

Full Bafana Bafana squad:

GOALKEEPERS:Ronwen Williams [Mamelodi Sundowns], Veli Mothwa [AmaZulu], Ricardo Goss [SuperSport United]

DEFENDERS:Nyiko Mobbie [Sekhukhune United], Grant Kekana [Mamelodi Sundowns], Nkosinathi Sibisi [Orlando Pirates],Aubrey Modiba [Mamelodi Sundowns], Khuliso Mudau  [Mamelodi Sundowns], Mothobi Mvala [Mamelodi Sundowns], Siyanda Xulu [SuperSport United], Paseka Mako [Orlando Pirates].

MIDFIELDERS:Njabulo Blom [Saint Louis City], Teboho Mokoena [Mamelodi Sundowns], Sibongiseni Mthethwa [Kaizer Chiefs].

FORWARDS: Mihlali Mayambela [Aris Limassol], Themba Zwane [Mamelodi Sundowns], Percy Tau [Al Ahly], Zakhele Lepasa [Orlando Pirates], Lyle Foster [Burnley], Lebo Mothiba [Strasbourg], Monnapule Saleng [Orlando Pirates] Bongokuhle Hlongwane [Minnesota United].

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