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Mokotjo in AFCON Squad

Brentford midfield man selected for tournament

21 May 2019

Brentford midfield player Kamohelo Mokotjo will be going to the Africa Cup of Nations this summer. The 28-year-old was named in a 26-man South Africa squad for the tournament today, Tuesday 21 May, by coach Stuart Baxter. That squad will be reduced to 23 for the event, which takes place in Egypt and starts in late June.

South Africa were naming two squads today as they also take part in the COSAFA (Confederation of South African Football Associations) Cup, which starts this weekend. An inexperienced squad has been named for that event with the Africa Cup of Nations starting on 21 June. Kamohelo is in the squad for the second competition and will help his country in Group D against Morocco, Ivory Coast and Namibia.

South Africa play Ivory Coast on 24 June, Namibia on 28 June and Morocco on 1 July. The top two teams in each of the six groups and the four best third-placed teams will then go through to the last 16. The final of the competition takes place on 19 July.

Kamohelo was a regular in the South African squad that qualified for the tournament. He played as they earned their spot against Libya and now has 14 caps to his credit. He has earned eight of those caps since joining Brentford in 2017.


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