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Iqraam Rayners has been named in South Africa’s 23-man squad for the upcoming FIFA series friendly internationals in Algeria.

Bafana Bafana are set to travel to North Africa later this month to take on Andorra and Algeria in two international friendlies at the pilot edition of the newly-launched FIFA Series.

Among the 23 players named in coach Hugo Broos’ squad is Stellenbosch FC striker Iqraam Rayners, who returns to the national team fold for the first time since July last year when he featured at the 2023 COSAFA Cup tournament.

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The 28-year-old has been in impressive form at club level this season with a return of eight goals across all competitions, including an all-important strike in Stellies’ 1-1 draw against Cape Town Spurs last Saturday.

Meanwhile, Jayden Adams, who was named in the provisional squad, misses out on the final selection as he continues to recover from an injury that had previously seen him sidelined for the clash against Spurs.

South Africa takes on Andorra at the 19 May 1956 Stadium in Annaba, Algeria, on Thursday, 21 March 2024, before taking on Algeria at the Nelson Mandela Stadium in Algiers five days later.