Dino Ndlovu back for Bafana Bafana

Dino Ndlovu back for Bafana Bafana
Dino Ndlovu

by Bertin Basson

Wednesday Sep 20, 2017. 18:30

Dino Ndlovu has been included in Stuart Baxter's squad for the upcoming FIFA 2017 World Cup qualifier against Burkina Faso at the FNB Stadium on October 7.

Bafana Bafana will be desperate to bounce back to winning ways following successive defeats to Cape Verde, which was duly followed by FIFA's order to replay their 2-1 win over Senegal.

South Africa are bottom of Group D with one point from three matches, and will have to win their remaining three fixtures to stand any realistic chance of booking their ticket to Russia.

In an attempt to get their qualifying campaign back on track, Baxter has included Qarabağ frontman Ndlovu, at the expense of Tokelo Rantie who started successive games against Cape Verde.

Also included is Reeve Frosler (Bidvest Wits) and Thamsanqa Mkhize (Cape Town City), who earn maiden call-ups. Lebo Mothiba, on loan at Valenciennes from Lille, has also received the nod.

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There is also a return for Al Ahly attacker Phakamani Mahlambi, while Kaizer Chiefs's Erick Mathoho keeps his place in the squad despite seeing red in Praia.

FULL SQUAD:

Goalkeepers: Itumeleng Khune, Wayne Sandilands, Ronwen Williams.

Defenders: Morgan Gould, Erick Mathoho, Reeve Frosler, Thamsanqa Mkhize, Sifiso Hlanti, Thulani Hlatshwayo, Tebogo Langerman, Clayton Daniels.

Midfielders: Andile Jali, Hlompho Kekana, Bongani Zungu, Kamohelo Mokotjo, Sibusiso Vilakazi, Themba Zwane, Keagan Dolly, Thulani Serero.

Strikers: Phakamani Mahlambi, Lebo Mothiba, Lebogang Manyama, Bradley Grobler, Dino Ndlovu, Percy Tau.



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