Helman Mkhalele has replaced ex Under-20 coach Thabo Senong as the national under-20 team head coach.
The former Bafana Bafana star Mkhalele replaces Senong‚ who led the side to the last two FIFA Under-20 World Cup tournaments before taking charge of the Lesotho national team.
Mkhalele's first task will be to win a third consecutive COSAFA Under-20 Championship with the 2019 edition taking place in Lusaka from December 4-14. He has named his maiden squad to do battle in Lusaka:
Goalkeepers: Olwethu Mzimela (AmaZulu)‚ Prince Cuwen (Bidvest Wits)‚ Bontle Molefe (Kaizer Chiefs)
Defenders: Athenkosi Mcaba (Bidvest Wits)‚ Sabelo Phakathi (Maritzburg United)‚ Cassius Spandiel (Orlando Pirates)‚ Rivaldo Present (Ubuntu Cape Town)‚ Khotatso Balipile (Grey College)‚ Siyanda Msani (Mamelodi Sundowns)
Midfielders: Tshepo Myeni‚ Keletso Sifama (both Kaizer Chiefs)‚ Mohamed Shahabodien (Stars of Africa)‚ Vusimuzi Plamana (Ubuntu Cape Town)‚ Oswin Appollis (SuperSport United)‚ Lancaster Human‚ Keagan Mitchell (both Bidvest Wits)‚ Selaelo Rasebotja (School of Excellence)
Strikers: Rahim Milazi (Kaizer Chiefs)‚ Sinenjongo Mkiva (BidVest Wits)‚ Keenan Bezuidenhout (Ubuntu Cape Town).