Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos has named the 32-man preliminary squad for AFCON qualifiers against Morocco. South Africa hosts the Atlas Lions on Saturday, 17 June at FNB Stadium, Johannesburg.
Closer to the match, Broos will cut the squad to 23 players. Both Bafana Bafana and Morocco have qualified for the AFCON tournament, which will be held in Ivory Coast on 13 January to 11 February 2024.
The Bafana mentor also announced that a reduced pre-camp will be held from 31 May 2023 to 7 June and it will be made up of local and a few overseas-based players.
Here is the 32-man full squad:
Goalkeepers: Ronwen Williams (Mamelodi Sundowns), Veli Mothwa (AmaZulu), Ricardo Goss (SuperSport United), Melusi Buthelezi (TS Galaxy)
Defenders: Given Msimango (TS Galaxy), Sydney Mobbie (Sekhukhune United), Innocent Maela, Nkosinathi Sibisi (both Orlando Pirates), Taariq Fielies (Cape Town City), Siyanda Xulu (Toran Tovuz), Thapleo Morena, Aubrey Modiba, Grant Kekana, Mothobi Mvala, Khuliso Mudau (all Mamelodi Sundowns)
Midfielders: Monnapule Saleng, Miguel Timm (both Orlando Pirates), Sphelele Mkhulise, Themba Zwane, Teboho Mokoena (all Mamelodi Sundowns), Luke le Roux (Varborg), Thapelo Maseko, Grant Margeman (both SuperSport United), Bathusi Aubaas (TS Galaxy), Njabulo Blom (St. Louis City)
Forwards: Zakhele Lepasa (SuperSport United), Casius Mailula (Mamelodi Sundowns), Bobamelo Kodisang (Moreirense), Khanyisa Mayo (Cape Town City), Mihlali Mayambela (Aris Limassol), Bongokuhle Hlongwane (Minnesota United), Percy Tau (Al Ahly), Pule Mmodi (Golden Arrows), Iqraam Rayners (Stellenbosch FC)