Da Gama names squad to face Brazil

South Africa's national Under-23 men's team coach Owen da Gama, has named a 22-man squad to take on Brazil in an international friendly match scheduled for 27 March in Macei, Brazil.

The clash is part of arrangements for both teams ahead of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in August.


Goalkeepers: Jody February (Ajax Cape Town), Luthando Sixhaso (Kaizer Chiefs), Kyle Peters (Cape Town All Stars FC)

Defenders: Tshepo Rikhotso (Bloem Celtic), Kwanda Mngonyama (Maritzburg Utd), Abbubaker Mobara (Ajax CT), Thabo Makhele (Witbank Spurs), Lorenzo Gordinho (Kaizer Chiefs), Tebogo Moerane ((Bidvest Wits), Kiraam Rainers (Santos), Kgoesietsile Ntlhe (Peterbourgh Utd, England)

Midfielders: Gift Motupa (Orlando Pirates), Aubrey Modiba (Mpumalanga Black Aces), Keagan Dolly (Mamelodi Sundowns), Phumlani Ntshangase (Bidvest Wits), Deolin Mekoa (Maritzburg Utd), Paseka Mako (Cape Town All Stars), Lebogang Phiri (Brondby FC, Denmark).

Strikers: Thabiso Kutumela (Baroka FC), Sello Jafta (Free State Stars), Thapelo Morena (Bloem Celtic), Lebogang Mothiba (FC Lille, France)

The under23 will gather on Monday and leave for Brazil two days later. They are scheduled to arrive in Maceio the following day. The match will kick off on Sunday.