Bafana Bafana

Ajax stand by Serero injury

2013-09-12 22:17
Thulani Serero (Gallo Images)
Amsterdam - Ajax Amsterdam have confirmed that Thulani Serero is suffering from an abdominal injury after scans were conducted on the Bafana Bafana midfielder on his return to the Netherlands.

Serero insisted that he did not try to avoid national duty in view of Ajax's upcoming UEFA Champions League match against Barcelona.

Coach Gordon Igesund caused a stir last week after he kicked Serero out of his squad leading up to Bafana's final SWC qualifier against Botswana due to "ill-discipline".

However, Igesund later insisted that Serero remains part of his future plans for the national team, saying that the door remained open for the 2010/2011 PSL player of the year.

"He had a scan yesterday and the scans showed the medical staff that there was some small damage on his abdominal muscle and we know that he had some complaints last week,"' an Ajax’s press office told the Soccer Laduma website.

"It’s not his groin, but it’s possible that there is small damage there too because he has had complaints there."

Serero however, is still being considered for Ajax's weekend squad to face PEC Zwolle, with a decision to be made on Friday.

Ajax's first match in the UEFA Champions League takes place against Barcelona at the Camp Nou on Wednesday night.

NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
10 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Vote

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.