Shakes Mashaba named his 23-man South Africa squad that travel away to Gambia in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on June 4.
“All the players on the list were selected on merit. Also, the way we see things will differ,” Mashaba told the media in SA.
“Brighton Mhlongo has done well, he deserves this call-up. Mncwango is banging in the goals and that’s an issue for us,” he said.
Bafana Bafana should be out of the running to qualify for the Afcon, as Mauritania are chasing Cameroon in the group. Yet, Mashaba wants to focus on the task ahead.
“No one wants to lose against South Africa, even those at the bottom of the log, beating SA will mean a lot to them,” continued Mashaba.
“We might not qualify for the Afcon, but there’s still World Cup qualifiers coming up, we must also look ahead to that,” he added.
The full South Africa squad: