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South Africa has great players who have left a lasting impression on the game. Discussed below are the top five best Bafana Bafana players of all time.
Benni McCarthy (81 caps, 31 goals)
Benni McCarthy, currently the coach of PSL title contenders Cape Town City, is the best rated Bafana Bafana player. McCarthy began his career in 1998 and scored four goals in 13 minutes against Namibia in that year’s Africa Cup of Nations. At the end of that competition, he was the top goalscorer with seven goals. In 2006-2007, McCarthy played in the English Premier League and finished as second top goalscorer
Lucas Radebe (70 caps, 2 goals)
Lucas Radebe was a great defender and a great leader in his team. He was the late former President Nelson Mandela’s best player. Currently, he is running for president of the South African Football Association.
Doctor Khumalo (50 caps, 9 goals)
Although Theophilus Doctorson Khumalo played a few games for the national team, he had unforgettable memories whenever he played. He is the best midfielder from South Africa to date. He shocked the Brazilians as they could not handle him in a remarkable match where Bafana Bafana won 2-0.
Itumeleng Khune (85 caps and counting, 0 goals)
Khune is still the goalkeeper for Bafana Bafana and Kaizer Chiefs’. He has been in the national team for two years now and is praised for his stopping ability and ball distribution. If he plays a little longer, he will become the second person to play 100 games for Bafana Bafana.
John Moshoeu (73 caps, 8 goals)
Moshoeu was a great midfielder. As South Africa won the 1996 Africa Cup of Nations, he was among the top placed players. He remained a valuable player to his team throughout his career. In 2004, Moshoeu played his last game for Bafana Bafana.
There you have it folks; the best Bafana Bafana players. Who’s your favorite?