Injured Mokoena named in South African squad

May 11, 2006

JOHANNESBURG, May 11 (Reuters) - South Africa named former captain Aaron Mokoena from English club Blackburn Rovers in their squad for next weekend's Cosafa Castle Cup tournament, even though he was injured in his club's last match of the English season last weekend.

Caretaker coach Pitso Mosimane said he hoped Mokoena would recover in time for the four-nation tournament in Gaborone, Botswana on May 20-21.

South Africa play Swaziland in the semi-final on May 20 and meet either Botswana or Madagascar the next day.

Mosimane's experimental squad were held to a 0-0 draw by Lesotho in a friendly international in Maseru on Wednesday in a match to prepare for the tournament.

Goalkeepers: Moeneeb Josephs (Ajax Cape Town), Calvin Marlin (SuperSport United)

Defenders: Siboniso Gaxa (SuperSport United), David Kannemeyer (Mamelodi Sundowns), Ricardo Katza (SuperSport United), Vuyo Mere (Mamelodi Sundowns) Benson Mhlongo, (Mamelodi Sundowns), George Mofokeng (Ajax Cape Town), Aaron Mokoena (Blackburn Rovers, England)

Midfielders: Josta Dladla (Mamelodi Sundowns), Joseph Henyekane (Lamontville Golden Arrows), Surprise Moriri (Mamelodi Sundowns), Siyabonga Nkosi (Bloemfontein Celtic), Alfred Phiri (Moroka Swallows), Dillon Sheppard (Mamelodi Sundowns), Siphiwe Tshabalala (Free State Stars), Lefa Tsutsulupa (Moroka Swallows), Elrio van Heerden (FC Brugge, Belgium)

Strikers: Lebohang Kukame (Bloemfontein Celtic), Alton Meiring (Lamontville Golden Arrows), Lungisani Ndlela (Supersport United), Abram Raselemane (SuperSport United).