REVEALED: Is this the preliminary Bafana squad for France friendly?

Broos has overseen six matches at the helm of Bafana, recording four victories, one draw and only suffering defeat once.Bafana Bafana finished 2021 ranked in a lowly 68th position in the latest FIFA world rankings, with a largely forgettable year inevitably remembered for the controversial 1-0 loss South Africa suffered against Ghana, which stole headlines worldwide.

South Africa are next scheduled to play international friendlies against Guinea on Friday, 25 March and France at Stade Pierre-Mauroy on Tuesday, 29 March.

According to Soccer Laduma, the provisional squad that Broos is looking at reads as follows:

Goalkeepers:

Ronwen Williams (SSU), Brandon Petersen, Bruce Bvuma (Chiefs) and Veli Mothwa (AmaZulu)

Defenders:   

Nyiko Mobbie (Sekhukhune United), Terrence Mashego (CT City), Nkosinathi Sibisi (Arrows), Veluyeke Zulu (Chippa), Rushine De Reuck, Lyle Lakay, Khuliso Mudau, Rivaldo Coetzee, (all Sundowns), Bandile Shandu (Pirates), Athenkosi Mcaba (Stellenbosch)

Midfielders:

Sbonelo Cele (Arrows), Pule Mmodi (Arrows), Ethan Brooks (TS Galaxy), Keagan Dolly (Chiefs), Teboho Mokoena (Sundowns), Goodman Mosele (Pirates), Thabang Monare (Pirates)

Strikers:

Evidence Makgopa (Baroka), Victor Letsoalo (Royal AM), Mduduzi Mdantsane (CT City)

Broos has already recently confirmed there will be new faces in his squad to face both Guinea and France in friendlies later this month.

‘THERE’S A NEED FOR NEW BLOOD’ – BAFANA BOSS HUGO BROOS

In an interview with SowetanLIVE, Hugo Broos said there’s a need to blood a few new players to bolster the squad going forward.

“I have always said that the World Cup qualifiers campaign was the beginning. It was very difficult for me to select players because I didn’t know them but they did very well.

“However, there must be new faces because we’re not strong enough.

“If we were strong enough, we would have qualified for the playoffs. There are some weaknesses in the current group, therefore we have to look for other players.

“We are looking at the players in the league games and in the CAF competitions,” Hugo Broos added.

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