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Bafana Bafana head coach Shakes Mashaba announced his squad ahead of their clash against Burkina Faso in the FIFA World Cup qualifiers 2018 in Russia.

Bafana will play tricky Burkina Faso away from home on the 8 October (8pm) at Stade Du 4 Aout in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso..

As expected, Mashaba defended his decision to include Tokelo Rantie and Orlando Pirates out of favourite striker Thamsanqa Gabuza.

Mashaba said: "Gabuza is one of the top goal scorers in the Bafana squad. Many can say he missed the penalty in his previous match but when given the task he delivers."

Midfielder Andile Jali was left out from the squad due to his injury.


Goalkeepers: Mabokgwane, Khune, Mhlongo

Defenders: Mphahlele, Coetzee, Hlatshwayo, Mobara, Thopola, Langerman, Mathoho, Matlaba

Midfielders: Furman, Mahlangu, Serero, Manyisa, Patosi, Dolly, Modiba, Makola, Kekana

Strikers: Rodgers, Gabuza, Mncwango, Vilakazi, Rantie

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