Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates will have to do without a couple of their players after the Cosafa Cup squad was announced.
Amakhosi and the Buccaneers each have one player in the current Cosafa Cup squad.
Meaning, they will be without these men until the 17 July. This is because the tournament runs from the 5-17 July 2022.
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Chiefs promising youngster Keletso Sifama has been called up, according to Goal.
He is joined by Boitumelo Radiopane. He was one of the find’s of last season. Both men offer plenty of promise up front as strikers and will miss atleast two weeks of the DStv Premiership pre-season training with the Soweto giants.
Orlando Pirates rising star Boitumelo Radiopane is one of the key players in the Cosafa Cup squad. Photo: Orlando Pirates website
They are currently training with the Bafana Bafana side ready to defend their title. They take on Mozambique in the last eight in what is essentially a home tournament for South Africa.
Then, both Radiopane and Sifama will return to the Bucs and Amakhosi, respectively.
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Sifama’s future currently hangs in the balance after he was loaned out. He has not been offered a new contract as yet. Perhaps Kaizer Motaung, Arthur Zwane and Dillon Sheppard are watching him closely. In order to determine whether they offer him a new contract at Naturena.
Radiopane is in a similar space. Except, the ball is in his court (or at his feet, I should say), after an incredible DStv Diski Challenge.
He has attracted interest in the PSL and overseas. Now, it is up to him to decide where he sees himself in the future.
SOUTH AFRICA’S COSAFA CUP SQUAD:
Goalkeepers: Lincoln Vyver (Cape Town Spurs), Olwethu Mzimela (AmaZulu), Lebohang Nthene (Stellenbosch)
Defenders: Sbonele Cele (Golden Arrows), Athenkosi Mcaba (Stellenbosch), Macbeth Mahlangu, (TS Galaxy), Keegan Johannes (SuperSport United), Zuko Madunyelwa (Chippa United), Siyanda Msani (University of Pretoria), Khulekani Shezi (Royal AM)
Midfielders: Jayden Adams (Stellenbosch), Ethan Brooks (Galaxy), Sydney Malivha, Dan Ndlhovu (Baroka FC), Selaelo Rasebotja, Thapelo Maseko (SuperSport United), Rowan Human (Maritzburg United), Chumani Busaka (Cape Town Spurs)
Strikers: Azola Matrose (Chippa United), Antonio van Wyk (Stellenbosch), Keletso Sifama (Kaizer Chiefs), Boitumelo Radiopane (Orlando Pirates), Katlego Mashigo (Portadown)