Baloyi, Nzama in Bafana squad for Malawi
Baloyi, Nzama in Bafana squad for Malawi

Posted in News on Sep 22, 2002.

Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Brian Baloyi and defender Cyril Nzama have been retained in the Bafana Bafana squad to take on Malawi in the second leg of the Cosafa Cup final in Durban this weekend.

Baloyi was on the bench as Bafana easily beat Malawi 3-1 at Chichiri Stadium while Nzama made his 26th appearance.

Mashaba makes one change

Coach Shakes Mashaba has named uncapped defender Lucky Lekgwati as the only change to his Bafana squad for the second leg of the Cosafa Cup final against Malawi on Saturday.

The Orlando Pirates player replaces Thabang Molefe, who returns to his Norwegian club Lyn Oslo and is unavailable for the match in Durban next Saturday.

Molefe played a key role in South Africa's 3-1 victory in the first leg in Blantyre on Saturday.

He was one of only three players who went to the World Cup in June to be used in the match against Malawi, where Mashaba experimented with home-based players and used five previously uncapped players.

South Africa, the top ranked side in the region, are attempting to win the southern African championship for the first time.

Malawi have retained the same 18-man squad for the return leg, despite the defeat by South Africa.

Coach Kim Splidsboel named his squad on Sunday, keeping faith with his players including goalkeeper Navigator Dzinkambani whose errors allowed South Africa to take a comfortable two-goal lead into the second leg.


South Africa:

Goalkeepers: Andre Arendse (Santos), Brain Baloyi (Kaizer Chiefs)

Defenders: Tony Coyle (Wits University), Lucky Lekgwati, Mbulelo Mabizela (both Orlando Pirates), Ashley Makhanya (Wits University), Gary McNab (Moroka Swallows), Cyril Nzama (Kaizer Chiefs) Mandla Zwane (SuperSport United)

Midfielders: Peter Khoabane (SuperSport United), Sam Magalefa (Jomo Cosmos), Goodman Mazibuko (Orlando Pirates), Charles Motlohi, Isaac Shai (both Sundowns), Benedict Vilakazi (Orlando Pirates), Japhet Zwane (Moroka Swallows)

Strikers: Jimmy Kauleza (Orlando Pirates), Lebogang Kukame (Jomo Cosmos), Jason Lakay (Lamontville Golden Arrows), Patrick Mayo (SuperSport United)


Goalkeepers: Navigator Dzinkambani (Bullets), Phillip Nyasulu (ADMARC Tigers)

Defenders: Joseph Gatros (Bullets), Patrick Mabedi (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa), Peter Mponda (Ottawa Wizards, Canada), Maupo Msowoya (MDC United), Lackson Mtambo (Red Lions), Itaye Nundwe (Silver Strikers)

Midfielders: Fischer Kondowe (Bullets), John Maduka (Umtata Bush Bucks, South Africa), Peter Mgangira (Silver Strikers), Sherry Msuku (Wanderers), Victor Phiri (Moyale Barracks), McDonald Yobe (Bullets)

Strikers: Steve Bakali (Police XI, Botswana), Dan Chitsulo (FC Cologne, Germany), Essau Kanyenda (Jomo Cosmos, SA), Heston Munthali (MDC United).

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