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Thursday, 22 May 2003
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Match Summary
South Africa Squad
England Squad
Team Records
The Bafana Bafana Squad for the match against England  May 2003
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G
Arendse, Tyren 31 December 1980 22 M Engen Santos FC 0 0

Tyren Arendse dropped from the squad on 18 May by Jomo Sono.

Baloyi, Brian 16 March 1974 29 G Kaizer Chiefs FC 19 0
Bartlett, Thurston Shaun 31 October 1972 30 F Charlton Athletic FC, England 61 24

Shaun Bartlett added to the squad on 18 May by Jomo Sono.

Buckley, Delron Sebastian 7 December 1977 25 M VfL Bochum 1848 FeV, Germany 35 5
Carnell, Bradley Neil 21 January 1977 26 D VfB Stuttgart 1893 eV, Germany 25 0

Bradley Carnell added to the squad on 18 May by Jomo Sono.

Coyle, Tony David 29 October 1976 26 D Wits University FC 6 0
Evans, Brett Lund 8 March 1982 21 D Ajax Cape Town FC 2 0

Brett Evans added to the squad late by Jomo Sono.

Fortune, Quinton 21 May 1977 25 M Manchester United FC, England 43 1

Quinton Fortune added to the squad on 18 May by Jomo Sono, but did not travel to South Africa.

Fredericks, Stanton Duncan 13 June 1977 25 M Kaizer Chiefs FC 5 1
Josephs, Moeneeb 19 May 1980 22 G Ajax Cape Town FC 0 0
Khenyeza, Elliot Mabhuti 17 June 1982 20 F Lamontville Golden Arrows FC 1 0
Kukame, Lebogang 4 June 1978 24 F Supersport United FC 0 0

Lebogang Kukame dropped from the squad on 18 May by Jomo Sono.

Lekgetho, Jacob Bobo 25 March 1974 29 D FC Lokomotiv Moskva, Russia 18 0

Jacob Lekgetho added to the squad on 18 May by Jomo Sono.

Lekgwathi, Lucky Lehlohonolo 8 January 1976 27 D Orlando Pirates FC 2 0
Mabizela, Mbulelo 16 December 1980 22 D Orlando Pirates FC 16 0
McCarthy, Benedict Saul 12 November 1977 25 F RC Celta de Vigo SAD, Spain 46 21

Benni McCarthy added to the squad on 18 May by Jomo Sono.

Manyathela, Lesley Phuti 4 September 1981 21 F Orlando Pirates FC 7 1
Mazibuko, Clement Sibusiso 16 September 1977 25 M Umtata Bush Bucks FC 5 1
Mendu, Jabulani 10 August 1976 26 M Moroka Swallows FC 0 0
Mhlongo, Benson Simphiwe 9 November 1980 22 M Wits University FC 0 0

Benson Mhlongo dropped from the squad on 18 May by Jomo Sono.

Mkhonza, Simphiwe Ignatius 25 October 1979 23 D Lamontville Golden Arrows FC 1 0

Simphiwe Mkhonza dropped from the squad on 18 May by Jomo Sono.

Mokoena, Aaron Tebeho 25 November 1980 22 D Germinal Beerschot AC, Belgium, on loan from Amsterdamsche FC Ajax, Netherlands 28 0
Mokoena, Tebeho Patrick 10 July 1974 28 M Jomo Cosmos FC 18 4
Molefe, Thabang 11 April 1979 24 D Jomo Cosmos FC 8 0
Nomvethe, Siyabonga Eugene 2 December 1977 25 F Udinese Calcio SpA, Italy 32 5

Siyabonge Nomvete added to the squad on 18 May by Jomo Sono.

Radebe, David 27 September 1979 23 F Kaizer Chiefs FC 0 0

David Radebe dropped from the squad on 18 May by Jomo Sono.

Radebe, Lucas Valeriu Ntuba 4 December 1969 33 D Leeds United AFC, England 69 2

Lucas Radebe added to the squad on 18 May by Jomo Sono.

Raselemane, Abram Melato 23 March 1978 25 F Supersport United FC 5 0
Scott, Carlo 5 June 1980 22 F Engen Santos FC 0 0
Seroba, Joel 10 April 1974 29 M Dynamos FC 0 0

Joel Seroba dropped from the squad on 18 May by Jomo Sono.

Sheppard, Dillon 26 February 1979 24 M Ajax Cape Town FC 11 0

Dillon Sheppard dropped from the squad on 18 May by Jomo Sono.

Sibaya, Ntuthuko Macbeth-Mao 25 November 1977 26 M FC Rubin Kazan, Russia 17 0

Macbeth Sibaya added to the squad on 18 May by Jomo Sono.

Zuma, Sibusiso Wiseman 23 January 1975 28 M FC København, Denmark 31 3

Squad details correct up to and including South Africa's match against Jamiaca on 30 April 2003.


Monday, 14 April 2003 - Former captain Lucas Radebe is to retire from international football at the end of the season. Radebe has been omitted from coach Ephraim Mashaba's plans after injury forced him to miss recent games and the Leeds United defender said he would formally end his 69-cap South Africa career at the end of his club's premier league season. Radebe told reporters in Leeds: "I have played for 10 years for South Africa. I think I have done not enough, but as much as I can. I think now it's crucial for me that next season I focus more on the club than the national team. This summer when I go home I will be announcing my decision and hopefully it will go well with the people back home." Radebe, who led his country in the World Cup finals in Japan and Korea Republic last summer, has one year left on his contract at Elland Road and after 10 years service to the club has been granted a testimonial next season.

Monday, 12 May 2003 - Steven Pienaar will miss his country's international against England next week because of club commitments.

Thursday, 15 May 2003 - Ephraim Mashaba has resisted the temptation to recall several star players for the international friendly against England on May 22.  The squad of 24 is made up almost exclusively of home-based players, with no place for Leeds' Lucas Radebe, Manchester United's Quinton Fortune and Charlton's Shaun Bartlett.  Radebe and Bartlett, along with Celta Vigo striker Benni McCarthy, have been omitted from recent squads after falling out with the South African Football Association, while Fortune also fell foul of the authorities for pulling out of last month's friendly against Jamaica.  The absences mean six uncapped players have been called-up. They are Moeneeb Josephs, Tyren Arendse, Benson Mhlongo, Jabulani Mendu, David Radebe and Carlo Scott.
FC Copenhagen have refused to release their striker Sibusiso Zuma. The South African FA made a special request to the club for 27-year-old Zuma to be allowed to travel to the match in Durban. However, two days later, FCK, who are battling for the Danish title, face an important league match against FC Midtjylland and for this reason the club are unwilling to let their star player go.

Sunday, 18 May 2003 - South Africa have appointed their World Cup coach Jomo Sono to take charge of the friendly international against England. Sono replaces Ephraim Mashaba who has been sidelined after refusing to include several foreign-based players in his squad for the game in Durban.
An extended squad was named just hours after Jomo Sono was appointed. Safa officials have said the fiery Mashaba would remain as South African coach but would play no part in Thursday's friendly.  The new squad features twelve players who went to the World Cup finals with Sono last year. Radabe will captain the side.

Thursday, 22 May 2003 - Although chosen by Jomo Sono, Quinton Fortune could not be contacted by the Safa and consequently misses out on playing against England.

South Africa Form: last six games
W D D D W D  f 7:a 3 success:  67%
161  13 October 2002 - South Africa 2 Burundi 0 [2-0]
Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
Mayo, Buckley ANCP HW
162  23 October 2002 - Kenya 1 South Africa 1 [0-0]
AET & Penalties [5-3]
Sheik Amri Abeid Memorial Stadium, Arusha, Tanzania
Muyoti (pen)
163 26 October 2002 - Tanzania 1 South Africa 1 [0-0]
AET & Penalties [3-4]
National Stadium, Dar es Salaam
164 19 November 2002 - South Africa 1 Senegal 1 [0-0]
AET & Penalties [1-4]
Ellis Park, Johannesburg
165 29 March 2003 - South Africa 2 Madagascar 0 [1-0]
FNB Stadium, Johannesburg
Manyathela, Ramarojaona OG Fr HW
166 30 April 2003 - South Africa 0 Jamaica 0 [0-0]
Athlone Stadium, Cape Town