BARTLETT IN SA CUP SQUAD
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The player initially claimed he would put club before country, but this would have jeopardised his chances at next year`s World Cup finals.
Accordingly, he informed coach Carlos Queiroz he was available for selection, and has promptly been included in the squad for the competition which runs from January 19 to February 10 in Mali.
Bartlett will now miss a substantial chunk of the post-Christmas period, with The Addicks looking to secure their place in The Premiership.
Queiroz appears pleased with his squad, commenting: "Everybody is okay and I would like to congratulate all the players for showing commitment and dedication."
Other English-based players in the squad are Pierre Issa from Watford, Manchester United`s Quinton Fortune and Eric Tinkler from Barnsley.
Andre Arendse (Santos), Brian Baloyi (Kaizer Chiefs), Hans Vonk (Heerenveen); Bradley Carnell (Stuttgart), Jacob Lekgetho (Lokomotiv Moscow), Aaron Mokoena (GBA), Matthew Booth (Sundowns), Mbulelo Mabizela (Orlando Pirates), Pierre Issa (Watford), Frank Schoeman (Lyngby); Sibusiso Zuma (Copenhagen), Delron Buckley (Bochum), Bennet Mnguni (Sundowns), Macbeth Sibaya (Jomo Cosmos), Dillon Sheppard (Ajax Cape Town), Eric Tinkler (Barnsley), Quinton Fortune (Manchester United), Thabo Mngomeni (Orlando Pirates); Shaun Bartlett (Charlton Athletic), Benedict McCarthy (Porto), Bradley August (Santos), Siyabonga Nomvete (Udinese).