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Chiefs duo Eric Mathoho and Reneilwe Letsholonyane will miss Bafana Bafana's
Africa Cup of Nations opener against Algeria through suspension.
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Defender Mathoho and midfielder Letsholonyane have been
ruled out of the crunch clash with Africa's top-ranked team on January 19 after
picking up suspensions during the AFCON qualifiers.
Mathoho was shown a second yellow card in the 2-2 draw with
Nigeria, while Letsholonyane was sent off in the same fixture after collecting
two yellow cards.
According to CAF rules, any suspensions garnered during the
qualifying campaign will carry over into the finals of the tournament, although
singular bookings will not be counted.
Full Bafana Bafana squad:
Khuzwayo, Darren Keet, Jackson Mabokgwane
Nhlapo, Patrick Phungwayo, Anele Ngcongca, Thulani Hlatshwayo, Mulomowandau Mathoho,
Rivaldo Coetzee, Thabo Matlaba
Zwane, Andile Jali, Reneilwe Letsholonyane, Bongani Zungu, Thamsanqa Sangweni,
Dean Furman, Thuso Phala, Mandla Masango, Oupa Manyisa
Parker, Tokelo Rantie, Bongani Ndulula, Sibusiso Vilakazi
Bafana Bafana's Group C fixtures:
January 19 - South
Africa v Algeria, Estadio de Mongomo, 21:00
January 23 - Senegal
v South Africa, Estadio de Mongomo, 21: 00
January 27 - Ghana v
South Africa, Estadio de Mongomo, 20:00.