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Mere out of Bafana squad

2013-07-08 19:00
Vuyo Mere (Gallo Images)
Johannesburg - Platinum Stars captain Vuyo Mere has withdrawn from the Bafana Bafana squad to play in the Cosafa Cup in Zambia.

Bafana play their first game of the tournament on Saturday.

The latest change to the Bafana squad means the original squad of 20 players has had 14 names withdrawn.

"His name was included during the initial stages of the discussions with Platinum Stars," the SA Football Association said in a statement on Monday.

"But seeing that the club had already given Bafana Bafana four players it was felt the player should not be part of the travelling party so as not cripple their [Platinum Stars'] preparations.

"Safa regrets the inconvenience caused to the club and the player."

Gladwin Shitolo of Jomo Cosmos would replace Mere.

The squad assembles on Wednesday.

Meanwhile defender Bevan Fransman will not be available for the first match on Saturday, due to club commitments.

Fransman is expected to line-up for Supersport United against English Premier league side Manchester City in a pre-season clash at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium on Sunday. He will fly out to Zambia on Monday to join the squad.

Bafana Bafana squad for the Cosafa Cup:

Goalkeepers:
Wayne Sandilands (captain), Siyabonga Mpontshane. Defenders: Devan Fransman, Buhle Mkhwanazi, Sibusiso Khumalo, Gladwin Shitolo, Thulani Hlatshwayo, Lehlohonolo Nonyane, Tshepo Gumede

Midfielders:
Sibusiso Msomi, Lerato Chabangu, Hlompho Kekana, Mzikayise Mashaba, Mandla Masango, Jabulani Shongwe, Ruzaigh Gamildien

Strikers:
Katlego Mashego, Edward Manqele, Lebogang Manyama, Thabani Mthembu

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