June 7, 2007 / 1:08 PM / in 11 years

Soccer-S.Africa make two changes to squad for Congo qualifier

JOHANNESBURG, June 7 (Reuters) - South Africa have recalled striker Lerato Chabangu and uncapped defender Innocent Mdledle to their squad for this month’s African Nations Cup qualifier in Congo.

Coach Carlos Albert Parreira on Thursday announced the two changes to the squad following last weekend’s 4-0 win over Chad in Durban.

Chabangu, from champions Mamelodi Sundowns, won the last of his five caps against Germany in 2005 while Orlando Pirates’s Mdledle gets his second call up this year.

South Africa will qualify for next year’s Nations Cup finals being held in Ghana if the beat Congo in their Group 11 qualifier in Pointe Noire on June 17. They are top with 10 points from four games, five more than Congo.

Squad:

Goalkeepers: Rowen Fernandez (Kaizer Chiefs), Calvin Marlin (Mamelodi Sundowns)

Defenders: Bradley Carnell (Karlsruhe, Germany), Innocent Mdledle (Orlando Pirates), Vuyo Mere (Mamelodi Sundowns), Benson Mhlongo (Mamelodi Sundowns), Aaron Mokoena (Blackburn Rovers, England), Nasief Morris (Panathinaikos, Greece), Cyril Nzama (Kaizer Chiefs)

Midfielders: Delron Buckley (FC Basle, Switzerland), Teko Modise (SuperSport United), Surprise Moriri (Mamelodi Sundowns), MacBeth Sibaya (Rubin Kazan, Russia), Elrio van Heerden (Club Brugge, Belgium), Benedict Vilakazi (Orlando Pirates), Papi Zothwane (Lamontville Golden Arrows)

Strikers: Lerato Chabangu (Mamelodi Sundowns), Thembinkosi Fanteni (Ajax Cape Town), Siyabonga Nomvete (AB Aalborg), Sibusiso Zuma (Arminia Bielefeld, Germany).

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