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These Are The Top 5 Most Capped Bafana Players Of All Time.

Bafana Bafana are set to face France in an international friendly, and with that we thought it would make sense for us to remind each other about the most capped player's to have played for the national team. Former captain Aaron Mokoena is the most capped. So let's take a look at the top list.

1. Aaron Mokoena

Aaron is definitely one of the best players to have played for Bafana Bafana, nicknamed Mbazo he made his debut in 1999 at the young age of 18. Mokoena played most of his career in Europe, he played for teams like Blackburn Rovers and Portsmouth. He was the Bafana Bafana captain at 2010 World Cup. He retired with 107 Caps. He is the only player to have played in over 100 games for the national team.

2. Itumeleng Khune

Khune holds the record for being the most capped Bafana Bafana goalkeeper of all time, Khune made his Bafana Bafana debut in 2008, at the age of 34, he will look to add on his impressive 91 caps.

3. Siphiwe Tshabalala

It is quite remarkable that Tshabalala is third on the list, Tshabalala started playing for Bafana Bafana while he was playing in the National First Division with Free State Stars. He made his debut in 2006, He famously scored the opening goal of the 2010 Fifa soccer World Cup. He ended his Bafana Bafana career with 89 caps.

4. Siyabonga Nomvethe

Siyabonga Nomvethe nicknamed Bhele he is one of the finest players to have played for Bafana Bafana, played in Europe and used to score goals for fun. He played football for until the age of 42, He played for both Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs. He scored only 16 goals for Bafana Bafana and retired with 81 caps.

5. Benni Mccarthy

The most talented South African to have played football, the only South African to have won the Uefa champions league, Benni Mccarthy made his debut for Bafana in 1997. He's the record holder for the most goals scored for the national team with 31 goals. He retired in 2012 with 79 caps.


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