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Bafana call up McCarthy

2012-09-02 21:43
Benni McCarthy (File)
Johannesburg - Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund called up veteran Bafana Bafana star Benni McCarthy into the squad on Sunday, after Mamelodi Sundowns striker Edward Manqele sustained an injury.

Manqele, who had been called up as a replacement for Siyabonga Nomvethe, pulled a hamstrong during the PSL match against Maritzburg United on Sunday afternoon.

The veteran Nomvethe was carried off injured on Saturday evening during Moroka Swallows' match against Orlando Pirates, prompting Igesund to name Manqele as his replacement on Sunday morning. Just hours later, Manqele himself pulled a hamstring forcing Igesund to turn to the veteran McCarthy.

Bafana Bafana leave for Sao Paulo on Monday morning to play five-time FIFA World Cup champions Brazil on Friday. They also have a friendly game scheduled against Mozambique at Mbombela Stadium on September 11.

This news comes after skipper Steven Pienaar was also withdrawn from the clash against Brazil after pulling a thigh muscle playing for Everton at the weekend.

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