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Tshabalala back for Bafana after three years away


Siphiwe Tshabalala of looks on during the Soweto Derby against Orlando Pirates. Photo: Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

JOHANNESBURG – Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter has included Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Siphiwe Tshabalala in his 26-man squad to face Senegal in back-to-back 2018 Fifa World Cup qualifiers.

The first match takes place on Friday, November 10 at Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane. Kickoff is at 7pm.

For the second fixture, Bafana Bafana will travel to Dakar to take on the Lions of Teranga on Tuesday, November 14 at Stade Leopold Sedar Senghor with a 9.30pm (South African time) kickoff.

Baxter has kept the bulk of the squad that defeated Burkina Faso 3-1 earlier this month (October 7) in a Fifa World Cup qualifier at FNB Stadium.