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Florida product Somma gets Bafana Bafana call
by Paul Kennedy, November 15th, 2010 9:38PM

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[SOUTH AFRICA-USA] South Africa called up Davide Somma, who grew up in Florida and attended Tyler Junior College before turning pro, for Wednesday's international friendly against the United States in Cape Town (TV: ESPN2, Galavision, 2 pm ET).

Somma is one of three players called up for the first time along with the Mamelodi Sundowns duo of Siyanda Xulu and Matthew Pattison.

Somma, 25, was born in Johannesburg and now plays for English third division Leeds United, for which he has scored seven goals in 12 games this season. He briefly played for MLS's San Jose Earthquakes after spending four seasons in Italy.

Steven Pienaar will captain Bafana Bafana for the first time in place of Aaron Mokoena.

Coach Pitso Mosimane called up 13 2010 World Cup players for the Nelson Mandela Challenge.

South Africa roster:
Goalkeepers: Itumeleng Khune (Kaizer Chiefs), Moeneeb Josephs (Orlando Pirates).
Defenders: Morgan Gould (SuperSport United), Siboniso Gaxa (Lierse, Belgium), Tsepo Masilela (Maccabi Haifa, Israel), Siyabonga Sangweni (Golden Arrows), Anele Ngconca (Racing Genk, Belgium), Bevan Fransman (Hapoel Tel Aviv, Israel), Siyanda Xulu (Mamelodi Sundowns), Keegan Ritchie (Moroka Swallows).
Midfielders: Teko Modise (Orlando Pirates), Andile Jali (Orlando Pirates), Siphiwe Tshabalala (Kaizer Chiefs), Reneilwe Letsholonyane (Kaizer Chiefs), Steven Pienaar (Everton, England), Thanduyise Khuboni (Golden Arrows), Daylon Claasen (Lierse, Belgium), Matthew Pattison (Mamelodi Sundowns), Kagisho Dikgacoi (Fulham, England).
Strikers: Sthembiso Ngcobo (Orlando Pirates), Katlego Mphela Kermit Erasmus (SuperSport United), Davide Somma (Leeds United, England), Bernard Parker (FC Twente, Netherlands).



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