6 January 2013

South Africa: Dean Furman Joins Up With Bafana Bafana in Cape Town

England-based midfielder Dean Furman has arrived in Cape Town to join his Bafana Bafana team-mates ahead of their friendly international match against Norway on Tuesday, 8 January 2013 at Cape Town Stadium. The match kicks off at 20h30.

Furman's arrival completes head coach Gordon Igesund's 23-man squad that has been selected to take part in the forthcoming Orange Africa Cup of Nations South Africa 2013. The tournament kicks off on Saturday, 19 January.

The Oldham Athletic midfielder played for his club's 3-2 victory over Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup third round in England yesterday (Saturday, 5 January).

Bafana Bafana had a light training session on Sunday morning (6 January) at the Sea Point Promenade.

The players have been given the afternoon off.

Bafana Bafana will have their final training session on Monday, 7 January at 11h00 where they are expected to be visited by the Minister of Sports and Recreation, The Honourable Fikile Mbalula.

Meanwhile, the Norway National Team has arrived in South Africa with 19 players - two goalkeepers and 17 in-field players.

The squad is coached by Egil Olsen, who is assisted by Ola By Rise.

Here is the updated squad list of Norway:

Jersey Number Name Club DOB Caps Goals

22 Andre' Hansen Odd Grenland 17.12.89 0 0

1 Rune Almenning Jarstein Viking 29.09.84 26 0

4 Fredrik Semb Berge Odd Grenland 06.02.90 0 0

9 Jo Inge Berget Molde 11.09.90 1 0

10 Tarik Elyounoussi Rosenborg 23.02.88 15 5

7 Mohamed Fellah Vålerenga 24.05.89 0 0

23 Jørgen Horn Strømsgodset 07.06.87 0 0

6 Ardian Gashi Helsingborg 20.06.81 8 0

18 Erik Huseklepp Brann 05.09.84 30 7

19 Ruben Yttergård Jenssen Tromsø 04.05.88 19 0

14 Bjørn Helge Riise Lillestrøm 21.06.83 33 1

16 Ruben Kristiansen Tromsø 20.02.88 0 0

8 Yann- Erik de Lanlay Viking 14.05.92 0 0

15 Magnus Lekven Esbjerg 13.01.88 2 0

11 Marcus Pedersen Odense 08.06.90 0 0

3 Kim André Madsen Strømsgodset 12.03.89 2 0

2 Espen Ruud Odense 26.02.84 26 1

20 Alexander Toft Søderlund Haugesund 08.03.87 10 0

5 Lars Christopher Vilsvik Strømsgodet 18.10.88 2 0

BAFANA BAFANA AFCON 2013 SQUAD

NO.

PLAYER'S NAME

CLUB

GOALKEEPERS:

1.

Itumeleng KHUNE

Kaizer Chiefs FC (SA)

2.

Wayne SANDILANDS

Mamelodi Sundowns FC (SA)

3.

Senzo MEYIWA

Orlando Pirates FC (SA)

DEFENDERS:

4.

Bongani KHUMALO

Paok FC (Greece)

5.

Siyabonga SANGWENI

Orlando Pirates FC (SA)

6.

Thabo NTHETHE

Bloemfontein Celtic (SA)

7.

Anele NGCONGCA

Racing Genk FC (Belgium)

8.

Siboniso GAXA

Kaizer Chiefs FC (SA)

9.

Tshepo MASILELA

Kaizer Chiefs FC (SA)

10.

Thabo MATLABA

Orlando Pirates FC (SA)

MIDFIELDERS:

11.

Kagisho DIKGACOI

Crystal Palace FC (Eng)

12.

Dean FURMAN

Oldham Athletic FC (Eng)

13..

Reneilwe LETSHOLONYANE

Kaizer Chiefs FC (SA)

14.

Oupa MANYISA

Orlando Pirates FC (SA)

15.

May MAHLANGU

Helsingborg IF (Sweden)

16.

Thulani SERERO

Ajax Amsterdam FC (Holland)

17.

Lerato CHABANGU

Moroka Swallows FC (SA)

18.

Thuso PHALA

Platinum Stars FC (SA)

19.

Siphiwe TSHABALALA

Kaizer Chiefs FC (SA)

STRIKERS:

20.

Bernard PARKER /o:p>

Kaizer Chiefs FC (SA)

21.

Katlego MPHELA

Mamelodi Sundowns FC (SA)

22.

Tokelo RANTIE

Malmo FF (Sweden)

23.

Lehlohonolo MAJORO

Kaizer Chiefs FC (SA)

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