Stellenbosch Football Club

Football - 2022 International Friendly - South Africa v Botswana - FNB Stadium - Johannesburg

Sibongiseni Mthethwa and Iqraam Rayners have been called up to represent South Africa at the 2023 COSAFA Cup.

Stellenbosch FC’s Sibongiseni Mthethwa and Iqraam Rayners will report for national team duty this weekend after being named in South Africa’s 23-man squad by coach Morena Ramoreboli for the upcoming COSAFA Cup.

The annual tournament is scheduled to get underway in Durban early next month and could serve as the platform for Rayners, who scored 15 goals in 14 club appearances last season, to make his long-awaited international debut.

Mthethwa, meanwhile, returns to the famous gold and green jersey for the first time since September last year when he earned his maiden cap in Bafana Bafana’s 1-0 friendly win over neighbouring Botswana.

This year’s competition is scheduled to take place between 5-16 July 2023. Hosts South Africa will take on Namibia, eSwatini and Botswana in Group A.