Bafana Bafana vs France: Updated squad lists!

Bafana Bafana vs France: Updated squad lists!

Bafana Bafana face defending Fifa World Cup Champions France in a blockbuster friendly international on Tuesday evening.

Hugo Broos’ men played out to an entertaining goalless draw against Guinea on Friday in Belgium however a new beast awaits in the form of France.

Bafana’s friendly against the reigning world champions France on Tuesday, 29 March at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy has been sold out.

The match will kick off at 21:15 SAST. While there’s no confirmation on broadcast details just yet, reports suggest the match will be live streamed on SABCSport’s various online platforms.

Bafana vs France: Updated squads

  • Bafana Goalkeepers: Ronwen Williams (SuperSport United), Bruce Bvuma (Kaizer Chiefs), Veli Mothwa (AmaZulu).
  • Defenders: Nyiko Mobbie (Sekhukhune United), Khuliso Mudau (Mamelodi Sundowns), Terrence Mashego (Cape Town City), Lyle Lakay (Mamelodi Sundowns), Rushine De Reuck (Mamelodi Sundowns), Siyanda Xulu (unattached), Athenkosi Mcaba (Stellenbosch FC), Nkosinathi Sibisi (Golden Arrows), Bandile Shandu (Orlando Pirates).
  • Bafana Midfielders: Ethan Brooks (TS Galaxy), Keagan Dolly (Kaizer Chiefs), Teboho Mokoena (Mamelodi Sundowns), Goodman Mosele (Orlando Pirates), Thabang Monare (Orlando Pirates), Mothobi Mvala (Mamelodi Sundowns)
  • Strikers: Evidence Makgopa (Baroka FC), Fagrie Lakay (Pyramids), Lyle Foster (Westerlo), Bongokuhle Hlongwane (Minnesota United) and Victor Letsoalo (Royal AM)
  • Goalkeepers: Alphonse Areola (West Ham United), Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur), Mike Maignan (AC Milan).
  • Defenders: Jonathan Clauss (Lens), Lucas Digne (Aston Villa), William Saliba (Marseille), Lucas Hernandez (Bayern Munich), Theo Hernandez (AC Milan), Presnel Kimpembe (PSG), Jules Kounde (Sevilla), Raphael Varane (Manchester United)
  • Midfielders: Matteo Guendouzi (Marseille), N’Golo Kante (Chelsea), Paul Pogba (Manchester United), Adrien Rabiot (Juventus), Aurelien Tchouameni (Monaco).
  • Forwards: Wissam Ben Yedder (Monaco), Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich), Moussa Diaby (Bayer Leverkusen), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), Kylian Mbappe (PSG), Christopher Nkunku (RB Leipzig) and Olivier Giroud.

Hugo Broos happy to face World Champions France!

“For me these are important games, they are difficult games, but I asked for difficult games because I’ve been told that in the past it was not usually for Bafana Bafana to play tough friendly games,” Broos told reporters.

“It was always against, if I can say that, weak opponents and we were sure even before the game that they were going to win it.

“I think we are not sure if we are going to win these next two games but it will be a very good experience for all the players.

“And for me, it will be a good opportunity to see the new Bafana Bafana players, if they are really an improvement for us, if they can bring the power and the experience that I expect.

“I want to see these players out there and showing their quality so that they can be there in June and that we will have a stronger team than that we had for the World Cup qualifiers.

“I hope the games we are playing right now will give us what we expect and I’m sure we will be stronger Afcon qualifiers and that we will be there in Ivory Coast for the tournament.”

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