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SAFA sets date for Bafana AFCON squad announcement

News24
20 May 2019, 22:12 GMT+10

Cape Town - The South African Football Association (SAFA) has confirmed the date for the Bafana Bafana squad announcement for the upcoming 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

The 32nd edition of the first-ever 24-team tournament takes place in Egypt from June 21 - July 19.

South Africa have been drawn in Group D in what has been termed the 'Group of Death' where they will face Morocco, Ivory Coast and Namibia.

Who head coach Stuart Baxter selects in his final 23-man squad shall be revealed on Tuesday, May 21.

Thulani Hlatshwayo is expected to be named as captain for the tournament with long-serving goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune nurturing his way back to fitness following a shoulder injury.

Meanwhile, star forward They then round off the group stage with a match against Morocco on July 1.

BAFANA BAFANA AFCON SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENT:

Venue: Johannesburg

Date: Tuesday, May 21

Time: TBC

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