David Notoane has announced his South Africa under 23 squad ahead of two friendlies in the November international break. Both matches are against the Saudi Arabia under 23 team and will be played away from home on Saturday 14 November and Tuesday 17 November.
The 19 man squad in full is as follows:
Mondli Mpoto (Bloemfontein Celtic), Darren Johnson (Cape Town Spurs), Sifiso Mlungwana (Golden Arrows)
Thabiso Monyane (Orlando Pirates), Siyabonga Ngezana (Kaizer Chiefs), Luke Fleurs (SuperSport United), Katlego Mohamme (University of Pretoria), Sibusiso Mabiliso (AmaZulu), Sifiso Ngobeni (Bloemfontein Celtic)
Njabulo Blom (Kaizer Chiefs), Athenkosi Dlala (University of Pretoria), Goodman Mosele (Baroka FC), Jamie Webber (SuperSport United), Nkosingiphile Ngcobo (Kaizer Chiefs), Kamohelo Mahlatsi (Swallows FC)
Shane Roberts (Cape Town City), Keletso Makgalwa (Mamelodi Sundowns), Evidence Makgopa (Baroka FC), Leletu Skelem (Stellenbosch FC)
Notable exclusions from the squad selected are Ashley Du Preeez from Stellenbosch, Grant Margeman and Promise Mkhuma from Mamelodi Sundowns, Given Thibedi from Swallows FC and Spiwe Msimango from TS Galaxy. All could felt hard done by to be left out. Sipho Mbule is injured or would likely have recevied the nod.
With the squad told to report for duty on Saturday, 7 November at 3pm, many players may need to report late to camp. Bloemfontein Celtic play SuperSport United at that exact time in the MTN8 semi final second leg whilst Kaizer Chiefs face Orlando Pirates the next day.
Those games could affect many squad members with Monyane likely to be needed by Pirates and Blom, Ngezana and Ngcobo all expected to be retained by Kaizer Chiefs for Sunday’s match. Mpoto and Ngobeni are likely to be needed by Celtic whilst Fleurs and Webber are expected to be required by injury-hit SuperSport.
That would leave just 11 players reporting at the stipulated time.