Over 50 South African-based Players Set For AFCON

The South African Absa Premier League boasts of having 50 players from different nations set to take part in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

The South African League is considered to be the richest and most competitive on the African continent, and no other league can rival it when it comes to players it has “sent” to AFCON.

According to the Sowetan Live, there are 17 local-based players in the Bafana Bafana team, while Zimbabwe boasts 14 from SA’s top-flight and some from the National First Division (NFD) in their final 23-man squad.

Here is a list compiled by the Sowetan Live, showing the players who play in South Africa and their respective squads:

Ghana: Richard Ofori (Maritzburg United)

Ivory Coast: Ali Badra (Free State Stars)

Namibia: Max Mbaeva (Arrows), Larry Horaeb (Baroka), Denzil Haoseb (Highlands), Ananias Gebhardt (Baroka), Riaan Hanamub (Cosmos), Deon Hotto (Wits), Joslyn Kamatuka (Cape Umoya), Peter Shalulile (Highlands), Loydt Kazapua (Maccabi)

Nigeria: Daniel Akpeyi (Chiefs)

Zimbabwe: George Chigova (Polokwane), Elvis Chipezeze (Baroka), Edmore Sibanda (Witbank Spurs), Khama Billiat, Teenage Hadebe (both Chiefs), Danny Phiri, Divine Lunga, Knox Mutizwa (all Arrows), Ronald Pfumbidzai (Celtic), Kudakwashe Mahachi, Marshall Munetsi (both Pirates), Ovidy Karuru, Talent Chawapihwa (both AmaZulu), Evans Rusike (SuperSport).

More: Sowetan Live

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