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Tuesday, 14 May, 2002, 16:42 GMT 17:42 UK
Radebe makes final 23
South Africa
South Africa's side would seem to lack firepower

Lucas Radebe features in South Africa boss Jomo Sono's 23-man squad for the World Cup announced on Tuesday.

The Leeds United defender had been left out of the provisional 30-man squad because of fitness worries.

However, he came through 45 minutes of Saturday's friendly with Madagascar without any problems and Sono has deemed that good enough for him.

The coach has chosen to play safe with the rest of the squad, only choosing three out-and-out front players: Benni McCarthy, who is in red-hot form for his club FC Porto, Siyabonga Nomvete and George Koumantarakis.

Koumantarakis was clearly right to gamble after he missed the final of the Swiss Cup in order to feature in the Madagascar game.

There is no place for Mark Fish, however, after the Charlton Athletic defender ruled himself out at the eleventh hour with ongoing knee injury problems.


South Africa's World Cup squad:

Goalkeepers: Andre Arendse (Santos), Calvin Marlin (Ajax Cape Town), Hans Vonk (Heerenveen, Ned)

Defenders: Matthew Booth (Sundowns), Bradley Carnell (VfB Stuttgart, Ger), Pierre Issa (Watford, Eng), Aaron Mokoena (Germinal Beerschot/Bel), Thabang Molefe (Jomo Cosmos), Cyril Nzama (Kaizer Chiefs), Lucas Radebe (Leeds Utd, Eng)

Midfielders: Delron Buckley (VfL Bochum, Ger), Quinton Fortune (Manchester Utd, Eng), Thabo Mngomeni (Orlando Pirates), Bennett Mnguni (Lokomotiv Moscow, Rus), Teboho Mokoena (St Gallen, Swi), MacDonald Mukansi (Lokomotiv Sofia, Bul), Steven Pienaar (Ajax Amsterdam, Ned), Jabu Pule (Chiefs), McBeth Sibaya (Cosmos), Sibusiso Zuma (FC Copenhagen, Den)

Strikers: Benni McCarthy (Porto, Por), Siyabonga Nomvete (Udinese, Ita), George Koumantarakis (Basle, Swi)


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