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Pirates trio pulled out of Bafana friendlies

2015-10-08 08:16
Thabo Matlaba of South Africa (left) is tackled by Modou Barrow of Gambia during their 2017 Afcon qualifier match at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban last night. Picture: Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

Cape Town - Shakes Mashaba has withdrawn Orlando Pirates players from Bafana Bafana's international friendlies against Costa Rica and Honduras.

According to KickOff, the Sea Robbers arrived in South Africa on Tuesday after returning from their successful trip in Egypt.

Pirates secured a spot in the CAF Confederation Cup final against Tunisian side Etoile de Sahel following their impressive 5-3 aggregate win over Al Ahly.

Thamsanqa Gabuza, Mpho Makola and Thabo Matlaba have been relieved from their national side duties as they were initially set to depart for Costa Rica on Wednesday to join the rest of their Bafana Bafana team-mates.

SAFA CEO Dennis Mumble confirmed that the trio will not join the national senior side due to their gruelling schedule.

However, Mashaba might be thinking ahead as Bafana Bafana take on Angola in a World Cup qualifier on October 17 respectively.

Meanwhile, Mashaba has also named his Bafana Bafana starting XI to take on Costa Rica with Mosa Lebusa set to make his senior national debut. [See the FULL Bafana starting line-up HERE]

South Africa take on Costa Rica on Thursday, October 8 in San Jose at the Estadio Nacional.

Kick-off is at 04:00 SA time on Friday, October 9.

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