Abbubaker Mobara, Maphosa Modiba, Deolin Mekoa and Gift Motupa were all seemingly rewarded for their performances in Brazil with a place in the senior national team.
“Gift played for Bafana in the Cosafa Cup, Mobara also played there, this is not for the first time they are coming into this,” said Mashaba on Friday.
“You might say we are rewarding them for their performance there (in Brazil), but we have been earmarking them for a long time.”
South Africa, already out of the running in Afcon 2017 qualifying, will play Mauritania on September 2 at Mbombela Stadium, before facing Egypt at Orlando Stadium on September 6. Both games kick off at 7.05pm.
Goalkeepers – Mabogkwane, Khune, Pieterse
Defenders – Mphahlele, Coetzee, Hlatshwayo, Mobara, Hlanti, Langerman, Daniels, Farmer
Midfielders – Furman, Jali, Mekoa, Masango, Morena, Dolly, Modiba, Makola, Kekana
Strikers – Motupa, Gabuza, Vilakazi, Rantie, Nxumalo