Ryan Moon has been selected by South Africa’s national team head coach Stuart Baxter for the 23-man squad to face Botswana in the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifiers.
It’s first time that the young Kaizer Chiefs striker has been called-up for the South African national side.
Bafana Bafana will meet the Zebras in the first leg on Saturday, 15 July 2017 at the Francistown Stadium in Botswana (kick-off is at 15:30).
The second leg will take place a week later at Rustenburg’s Moruleng Stadium on Saturday, 22 July (kick-off is at 15:00).
The winner will face the victor of the clash between Swaziland and Zambia. Whoever wins that match will qualify for CHAN, which will take place in Kenya from 11 January to 2 February 2018.
A total of 16 teams will qualify to play in the final tournament, including Kenya that automatically qualifies as hosts.
Only national team players who are playing in their country’s own domestic league are eligible to compete in the CHAN tournament.
BAFANA BAFANA SQUAD FOR CHAN
NO. PLAYER’S NAME CLUB
1. Boalefa PULE Supersport United FC
2. Steven HOFFMAN Platinum Stars FC
3. Khulekani KUBHEKA Mamelodi Sundowns FC
4. Siyabonga NHLAPO Bidvest Wits FC
5. Malebogo MODISE Mamelodi Sundowns FC
6. Siphiwe MNGUNI Platinum Stars FC
7. Junaid SAIT Stellenbosch FC
8. Sandile MTHETHWA Orlando Pirates FC
9. Mothobi MVALA Highlands Park FC
10. Mario BOOYSEN Supersport United FC
11. Tercious MALEPE Orlando Pirates FC
12. Cole ALEXANDER Supersport United FC
13. Lehlogonolo MASALESA UNATTACHED
14. Riyaad NORODIEN Orlando Pirates FC
15. Jamie WEBBER Stellenbosch FC
16. Sphelele NTSHANGASE Black Leopards FC
17. Dumisani ZUMA Bloemfontein Celtic FC
18. Ricardo LOURENCO Orlando Pirates FC
19. Teboho MOKOENA Supersport United FC
20. Sipho MBULE Mamelodi Sundowns FC
21. Bongani NTULI Mamelodi Sundowns FC
22. Ryan MOON Kaizer Chiefs FC
23. Gift MOTUPA Baroka FC