South Africa's 19 foreign-based Bafana Bafana internationals

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Dean Furman (59 caps, 4 goals) – Altrincham Town (
Dean Furman (59 caps, 4 goals) – Altrincham Town (National League, England)
Kgosi Ntlhe (1 cap, 0 goals) – Barrow FC (League T
Kgosi Ntlhe (1 cap, 0 goals) – Barrow FC (League Two, England)
Lebo Mothiba (15 caps, 4 goals) – Strasbourg (Ligu
Lebo Mothiba (15 caps, 4 goals) – Strasbourg (Ligue 1, France)
Bongani Zungu (32 caps, 5 goals) – Amiens (Ligue 2
Bongani Zungu (32 caps, 5 goals) – Amiens (Ligue 2, France)
Gift Links (5 caps, 0 goals) – Aarhus (Superliga,
Gift Links (5 caps, 0 goals) – Aarhus (Superliga, Denmark)
Percy Tau (33 caps, 13 goals) – Al Ahly (Premier L
Percy Tau (33 caps, 13 goals) – Al Ahly (Premier League, Egypt)
Lorenzo Gordinho (3 caps, 0 goals) – Viborg (Super
Lorenzo Gordinho (3 caps, 0 goals) – Viborg (Superliga, Denmark)
Luther Singh (13 caps, 3 goals) – FC Copenhagen (S
Luther Singh (13 caps, 3 goals) – FC Copenhagen (Superliga, Denmark)
Ayanda Patosi (12 caps, 3 goals) – Foolad (Persian
Ayanda Patosi (12 caps, 3 goals) – Foolad (Persian Gulf Pro League, Iran)
Siyanda Xulu (11 caps, 1 goal) – Hapoel Tel Aviv (
Siyanda Xulu (11 caps, 1 goal) – Hapoel Tel Aviv (Ligat ha'AL, Israel)
Lars Veldwijk (8 caps, 0 goals) – Suwon FC (K Leag
Lars Veldwijk (8 caps, 0 goals) – Suwon FC (K League 1, South Korea)
Thibang Phete (1 cap, 0 goals) – Belenenses (Prime
Thibang Phete (1 cap, 0 goals) – Belenenses (Primeira Liga, Portugal)
Thulani Serero (44 caps, 2 goals) – Al Jazira (Pro
Thulani Serero (44 caps, 2 goals) – Al Jazira (Pro League, UAE)
Kamohelo Mokotjo (24 caps, 0 goals) – FC Cincinnat
Kamohelo Mokotjo (24 caps, 0 goals) – FC Cincinnati (Major League Soccer, USA)
Lebo Phiri (8 caps, 2 goals) – Rizespor (Super Lig
Lebo Phiri (8 caps, 2 goals) – Rizespor (Super Lig, Turkey)
Dino Ndlovu (8 caps, 1 goal) – Kocaelispor (1. Lig
Dino Ndlovu (8 caps, 1 goal) – Kocaelispor (1. Lig, Turkey)
Liam Jordan (4 caps, 0 goals) – Helsingor (First D
Liam Jordan (4 caps, 0 goals) – Helsingor (First Division, Denmark)
Ryan Moon (8 caps, 1 goal) – Varbergs (Allsvenskan
Ryan Moon (8 caps, 1 goal) – Varbergs (Allsvenskan, Sweden)
Scroll through the gallery to see the 19 Bafana Ba
Scroll through the gallery to see the 19 Bafana Bafana internationals who currently ply their trade abroad
Riyaad Norodien (4 caps, 1 goal) – Motema Pembe (L
Riyaad Norodien (4 caps, 1 goal) – Motema Pembe (Ligue 1, DR Congo)

With nearly 100 South African players plying their trade abroad, here is a look at all 19 who have donned the Bafana Bafana jersey at some point during their respective careers.

South Africa's footballing footprint expands across the world with the country boasting representatives in every continent from around the globe, although only 19 of those active players have turned out for Bafana Bafana on the international stage. 

Scroll through the gallery to see the 19 South African internationals who currently ply their trade abroad

Chief among them is former national team captain Dean Furman, who won 59 caps in the gold and green. The 33-year-old returned to England in 2019 to be closer to his family after a five-year spell with SuperSport United and currently turns out for National League side Altrincham Town.

He's not the only veteran midfielder on foreign soil, as Thulani Serero (Al Jazira, UAE), Bongani Zungu (Amiens, France), Kamohelo Mokotjo (FC Cincinnati, USA), Ayanda Patosi (Foolad, Iran) and Lebo Phiri (Rizespor, Turkey) are all spread across Asia, Europe and North America.

Bafana Bafana star Percy Tau operates out of North Africa with reigning continental champions Al Ahly, national newcomer Thibang Phete plays for Belenenses in Portugal while Siyanda Xulu, who is the only foreign-based player in the current squad, plays for Hapoel Tel Aviv in Israel.

Among the other recent inclusions is Lyle Foster, who plays for Belgian second division side Westerlo, and the Danish-based duo of Luther Singh and Gift Links, who are contracted to FC Copenhagen and Aarhus, respectively.

Elsewhere, Lebo Mothiba continues his recovery in France with Strasbourg, Dutch-born striker Lars Veldwijk is enjoying life in South Korea where he is the leading goalscorer in the K League 1 with Suwon FC, while Dino Ndlovu has also hit the ground running in Turkey with Kocaelispor.

Rounding out the list are a number of lesser-known players, such as Barrow FC defender Kgosi Ntlhe, who boasts a solitary cap to his name, Varberg striker Ryan Moon, and Liam Jordan, the son of former South Africa striker Keryn Jordan.