Bafana suffer setback

2012-11-12 08:24

Johannesburg - The Orlando Pirates duo of Oupa Manyisa and Siyabonga Sangweni have been withdrawn from the national soccer squad to face Zambia in the Nelson Mandela Challenge at Soccer City on Wednesday. Kickoff is at 8pm.

Defender Sangweni missed his club's league clash against Free State Stars on Saturday, after he was withdrawn from the starting line-up following complaints of a knee pain during the warm-up session, while midfielder Manyisa was substituted in the same match after sustaining a thigh injury in the second half.

Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund has called up Kaizer Chiefs defender Siboniso Gaxa, and Manyisa will not be replaced as the coach believes he has enough cover in the midfield.


  • sicelo.brukwe.9 - 2012-11-12 08:40

    Show us your Plan B Mr Gordon please and I hope that we will find suitable candidates for those gaps

  • rudzanimulaudzi.mulaudzi - 2012-11-12 09:04

    I bielive SA we have a lots of talented players to replace those two, besides our coach always have a contigency plan in place I trust him.Goodluck Bafanas.

      maphuti.joseph.1 - 2012-11-13 10:31

      Even if we are playing against the African champions I also think we can beat them without those 2 players,wish Bafana all the best

  • art5SA - 2012-11-12 10:43

    As long as there is NO ACADAMY for the young 16-18 year old players.... Bafana will be rated 86th and below... even if they Alex Ferguson as their coach! SAFA ARE NOT INTERESTED IN AN ACADEMY!

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