JOHANNESBURG – The South African Football Association (Safa) have released a provisional 27-man squad to prepare for the upcoming Caf first round 2020 Tokyo Olympics qualifier against Angola.
South Africa was one of the few countries on the continent that was given a bye in the preliminary round, and will battle it out with Angola to determine who plays either Zimbabwe, eSwatini or Mozambique in the second round.
The winner of the second round will qualify for the Caf 8-Nations tournament scheduled for Egypt in November this year, in which the three top teams from that tournament automatically earn a berth at the Olympics in 2020.
The first leg against Angola will take place in Luanda on 22 March, with the return leg scheduled for Milpark Stadium on 26 March.
SA Under-23 coach David Notoane will trim the squad to 23 on Monday.