Bafana Bafana coach, Shakes Mashaba has named Chippa United right-back, Diamond Thopola as part of his 25-men squad to face Burkina Faso in the first fixture of the Russia 2018 World Cup qualifiers.

Bafana Bafana who were drawn in Group D, will travel to Burkina Faso on 6 October, face the Burkina team in Ougadougou on 8 October. Kick off at Stade Du 4 Auot is at 20h00.

The same squad will return to South Africa to face Ghana in an international friendly at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Tuesday, 11 October.  Kick-off at 19h00.