Diamond Thopola has received a call up from Bafana Bafana coach, Shakes Mashaba for the AFCON qualifier against Mauritania.  Th fixture will be played at Mbombela Stadium on Friday, 2 at Mbombela Stadium, followed by the 22nd edition of the Nelson Mandela Challenge at Orlando Stadium on Tuesday, 6 September 2016.

The Chippa United right back has been called up as one of the replacements following the withdrawal of Ajax duo, Rivaldo Coetzee and Prince Nxumalo.
Thopola played a sterling role for Chippa United on Saturday as they brushed aside Platinum Stars to proceed to the semi finals of the MTN8.