BAFANA COUNT ON HLONGWANE AGAIN
24 August 2021
Bongokuhle Hlongwane has been called up to the Bafana Bafana squad for next month’s 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Zimbabwe and Ghana.
The 21-year-old forward is part of a 23-man list named by Hugo Broos, with the match set to be his first as South Africa coach.
Hlongwane was in impressive form for the Team of Choice last year and his selection is just reward for those performances, scoring three times in 13 starts.
He was subsequently nominated as one of three candidates for the South African Young Player of the Season Award.
Bafana play the Warriors on Friday, September 3, away from home, before hosting the Black Stars in Johannesburg on September 6.
The full South Africa squad is: Ronwen Williams (SuperSport United), Veli Mothwa (AmaZulu), Bruce Bvuma (Kaizer Chiefs); Nyiko Mobbie (Mamelodi Sundowns), Rushine De Reuck (Mamelodi Sundowns), Thapelo Morena (Mamelodi Sundowns), Siyanda Xulu (Hapoel Tel Aviv, Israel), Thibang Phete (Belenenses, Portugal), Thabani Dube (Kaizer Chiefs), Sibusiso Mabiliso (Kaizer Chiefs); Sipho Mbule (SuperSport United), Teboho Mokoena (SuperSport United), Mothobi Mvala (Mamelodi Sundowns), Njabulo Blom (Kaizer Chiefs), Ethan Brooks (TS Galaxy), Yusuf Maart (Sekhukhune United); Thabiso Kutumela (Mamelodi Sundowns), Bongokuhle Hlongwane (Maritzburg United), Gift Links (Aarhus, Denmark), Evidence Makgopa (Baroka FC), Victor Letsoalo (Royal AM), Luther Singh (FC Copenhagen, Denmark), Percy Tau (Brighton & Hove Albion, England).