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Kamohelo Mokotjo selected by South Africa for Cup of Nations qualifiers

Bees midfielder faces two games against Seychelles next weekend

7 October 2018

Kamohelo Mokotjo has been selected in the South Africa squad for an African Cup of Nations qualifying double header against Seychelles next week.

Bafana Bafana host the tiny Indian Ocean island at the FNB Stadium, Johannesburg, on Saturday 13 October, kick-off 3pm, before heading to the Stade Linite in Victoria for the return game three days later. Stuart Baxter’s side are currently second in Group E, behind leaders Libya on goal difference, after their first two qualifiers for next summer’s tournament in Cameroon.

Kamohelo, who picked up the Man of the Match award against Leeds United yesterday, has earned 11 caps for his nation, which includes starting four of Bafana Bafana’s last six competitive internationals.

At domestic level this term, the 27-year-old has featured in all but two of Brentford’s games in league and cup, starting five, netting in the 4-2 EFL Cup First Round victory over Southend United in August.

Kamohelo joins five of his teammates from yesterday’s draw against Leeds United in receiving an international call-up this month. Defenders Chris Mepham, Henrik Dalsgaard, and Ezri Konsa have been selected by Wales, Denmark, and England’s Under-21s respectively, while Alan Judge is in the provisional Republic of Ireland squad. Completing the half-dozen is Romaine Sawyers who will be heading off to the Caribbean with St Kitts and Nevis for a CONCACAF Nations League fixture against Saint Martin. 

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