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SA TEAM NAMED FOR AFRICAN GAMES
A 58-member athletics team has been announced by the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) for the African Games in Brazzaville in September.
The national squad also includes 13 para-athletes who will compete at the continental multi-sport showpiece.
“Team South Africa are expected to perform well in Brazzaville and, as has been the case, are encouraged to cement their position as one of the sporting powerhouses on the continent,” the team’s chef de mission, Ezera Tshabangu, said on Wednesday.
The national track and field squad contributed 13 of the nation’s 156 medals at the 2011 edition of the spectacle in Maputo, previously known as the All Africa Games, where South Africa finished top of the table.
The full SA team for this year’s event consists of 184 athletes in 14 sports codes, with the football squads still to be announced.
SA athletics team for the 11th African Games in Brazzaville, Congo (4-19 September, 2015):
Men: Akani Simbine, Roscoe Engel, Henricho Bruintjies, Anaso Jobodwana, Wayde van Niekerk, Berend Koekemoer, Ofentse Mogawane, Mthembi Chauque, Rynardt van Rensburg, Johan Cronje, Dumisane Hlaselo, Stephen Mokoka, Antonio Alkana, Tshepo Lefete, Ruan de Vries, LJ van Zyl, Cornel Fredericks, Wouter le Roux, Lindsay Hanekom, Mpho Links, Chris Moleya, Eben Beukes, Ruswahl Samaai, Zarck Visser, Khotso Mokoena, Orazio Cremona, Jaco Engelbrecht, Victor Hogan, Russell Tucker, Chris Harmse, Rocco van Rooyen, Philmar van Rensburg, Tobie Holtzhausen, Fredriech Pretorius, Willem Coertzen, Lebogang Shange, Wayne Snyman
Women: Carina Horn, Justine Palframan, Tamzin Thomas, Caster Semenya, Claudia Heunis, Wenda Nel, Anneri Ebersohn, Marilize Higgins, Julia du Plessis, Geraldine
King, Deone Joubert, Jo-Ane van Dyk, Bianca Erwee, Lynique Prinsloo, Matsi Dikotla, Patience Ntshingila, Sonia Smuts, Ischke Senekal, Geraldine Duvenage, Sunette Viljoen, Gezelle Bernard
Men: Danie Breitenbach, Hilton Langenhoven, Jonathan Ntutu, Fanie van der Merwe, Gerrit Hendricks, Tyrone Pillay, Heugene Murray, Michael Louwrens, Christiaan du Plessis
Women: Ilse Hayes, Johanna Pretorius, Liezel Gouws, Carley Lomax