Coetzee returns to Bafana Bafana squad for crunch qualifier

Coetzee returns to Bafana Bafana squad for crunch qualifier
Rivaldo Coetzee of Sundowns

by Staff Reporter

Monday Mar 11, 2019. 15:00

Stuart Baxter has recalled Rivaldo Coetzee to the Bafana Bafana squad for the country's 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Libya on the 24th of March.

The Mamelodi Sundowns defender makes his return to the national team fold having impressed for the Brazilians on his return from a long injury layoff.

Lars Veldwijk, who has scored 17 goals in the Dutch second division this season, has also been included in Baxter's 24 man squad for the crucial clash in Tunisia. Keagan Dolly also makes a comeback, having also successfully recovered from an injury setback.

Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Bruce Bvuma also received the nod from Baxter, who stated that either Darren Keet or Ronwen Williams would start in goal in favour of the injured Itumeleng Khune.

Squad:

Goalkeepers:

Darren Keet (Bidvest Wits), Ronwen Williams (Supersport United), Bruce Bvuma (Kaizer Chiefs)

Defenders:

Daniel Cardoso (Kaizer Chiefs), Rivaldo Coetzee (Mamelodi Sundowns), Aubrey Modiba (SuperSport United), Thulani Hlatshwayo (Bidvest Wits), Buhle Mkhwanazi (Bidvest Wits), Sifiso Hlanti (Bidvest Wits), Innocent Maela (Orlando Pirates), Thamsanqa Mkhize (Cape Town City)

Midfielders:

Bongani Zungu (Amiens), Hlompho Kekana (Mamelodi Sundowns), Themba Zwane (Mamelodi Sundowns), Tiyani Mabunda (Mamelodi Sundowns), Dean Furman (SuperSport United), Kamohelo Mokotjo (Brentford), Thulani Serero (Vitesse), Thembinkosi Lorch (Orlando Pirates), Keagan Dolly (Montpellier).

Forwards:

Lebo Mothiba (Strasbourg), Percy Tau (Royal Union Saint), Lars Veldwijk (Sparta Rotterdam). Lebohang Maboe (Mamelodi Sundowns).



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