Inside the Paint: National Heroes

Johannesburg — In this month’s edition we back you down Inside the Paint to take a closer look at the success of ICSL superstars outside of the league in a year when our national teams have been highly active.

In 2014 the U18, U20, University Sports South Africa and senior national teams all made selections in anticipation of qualification tournaments happening throughout zone 6 over the next couple of months. Several household ICSL names have received call ups led in chief by captain of the national team and Jozi Nuggets superstar Neo Mothiba. A list of players selected for various teams reads like an ICSL all star list.

U20 National Team

  • Mpumi Mahlati, Wits
  • Thabo Sithole, MBB

University Sports South Africa (USSA) National Team

  • Dumisani Gcebashe, MBB
  • Kagiso Ngoetjane, Nuggets
  • Lebesa Selepe, Nuggets
  • Nkosinathi Festile, Nuggets
  • Mike Tobo, UJ Alumni
  • Ryan Maroun, Wits
  • Rorisang Mabotja, Wits
  • Jonathan Van Der Bijl, Wits

Senior National Team

  • Lesego Molebatsi, Goodfellas
  • Tsakani Ngobeni, Goodfellas
  • Tlogi Tholo, MBB
  • Neo Mothiba, Nuggets
  • Lebesa Selepe, Nuggets
  • Tshepo Matsie, Nuggets
  • Kagiso Ngoetjane, Nuggets
  • Mlungisi Shongwe, Nuggets
  • Jonathan Van Der Bijl, Wits

The national teams will be active over the following months with the USSA national team already having travelled to Zambia in August. Dates for other competitions are as follows

  •  U20: Zimbabwe, December 2014
  • Senior National Team: Zimbabwe, Jan/Feb2015

Inside the Paint will keep track and see just how the teams facing qualification games fair but we trust ICSL heroes will make the country proud.

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