Bafana Bafana

Matlaba given injury all-clear

2015-01-05 11:08
Thabo Matlaba (Supplied)

Cape Town - Bafana Bafana have been handed a big boost following the news Thabo Matlaba did not sustain any lasting injury after being stretchered off during Sunday's 1-0 win over Zambia.

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The Orlando Pirates defender needed to be taken off in the closing stages of this past weekend's Orlando Stadium friendly encounter, with Thulani Hlatshwayo coming on as his replacement.

However, South Africa team doctor Thulani Ngwenya has since revealed the full-back was suffering only a touch of cramp, and that he will be able to continue preparations ahead of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.

"I can safely say that after examining Matlaba, we found there was no injury at all but just that his fitness levels were very low, and in fact he was cramping," Ngwenya said in a statement from the South Africa Football Association.

"He has been out of the game for a long time because he was nursing an injury which kept him on the sidelines at his club."

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