South Africa announces preliminary squad for 2026 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers

Innocent Kurira , [email protected]

SOUTH Africa head coach Hugo Broos has named a 36-member preliminary squad for next month’s 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Nigeria and Zimbabwe

Among the notable names listed in the preliminary squad are Themba Zwane, Percy Tau, Rowen Williams, Evidence Makcopa and Teboho Mokoena.

The final 23-man squad is set to be announced in the coming days.

The South African senior men’s national team face Nigeria’s Super Eagles away from home in Uyo on Friday, 7 June 2024 before they face Zimbabwe at the Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein on 11 June.

Bafana Bafana Squad


Ronwen Williams (Mamelodi Sundowns), Bruce Bvuma (Kaizer Chiefs), Ricardo Goss (SuperSport United), Veli Mothwa (AmaZulu)


Nyiko Mobbie (Sekhukhune United), Thabiso Monyane (Orlando Pirates) Thapelo Morena (Mamelodi Sundowns), Innocent Maela (Orlando Pirates), Nkosinathi Sibisi (Orlando Pirates), Aubrey Modiba (Mamelodi Sundowns), Given Msimango (Kaizer Chiefs), Mothobi Mvala (Mamelodi Sundowns), Tapelo Xoki (Orlando Pirates), Khuliso Mudau (Mamelodi Sundowns), Terrence Mashego (Mamelodi Sundowns), Thabo Moloisane (Stellenbosch FC), Siyabonga Ngezana (FCSB, Romania), Grant Kekana (Mamelodi Sundowns)


Teboho Mokoena (Mamelodi Sundowns), Grant Margeman (SuperSport United) Jayden Adams (Stellenbosch FC), Bathusi Aubaas (Mamelodi Sundowns) Sphephelo Sithole (Tondela, Portugal)


Themba Zwane (Mamelodi Sundowns), Devin Titus (Stellenbosch FC), Oswin Appollis (Polokwane City), Patrick Maswanganyi (Orlando Pirates), Mlondi Mbanjwa (AmaZulu), Iqraam Rayners (Stellenbosch FC), Tshepang Moremi (AmaZulu), Elias Mokwana (Sekhukhune United), Lyle Foster (Burnley, England), Evidence Makgopa (Orlando Pirates), Percy Tau (Al Ahly, Egypt), Relebogile Mofokeng (Orlando Pirates), Mihlali Mayambela (Aris Limassol, Cyprus)


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