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Serero, Masilela in doubt for Bafana

2015-09-01 10:51
Thulani Serero (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Thulani Serero and Tsepo Masilela are injury doubts for Bafana Bafana ahead of South Africa’s fixtures against Mauritainia and Senegal.

According to SAFA’s website, Ajax Amsterdam has written a letter to the South African Football Association to say Serero is injured.

Masilela, of Kaizer Chiefs, has also not reported for national team duty after his club sent a letter informing Bafana Bafana that his left knee has flared up again and will need some rest.

Both players have been requested to come to camp for medical assessment. Serero is expected in South Africa on Tuesday, September 1.

Should Masilela not make it, he will not be replaced as the head coach believes he has enough cover in the player’s position.

Other than Masilela, the other local-based player that is still to come is Supersport United midfielder Dean Furman after he travelled to England. He is also expected to return together with Denmark-based Mandla Masango, Belgium-based Ayanda Patosi and Germany-based Daylon Claasen on Tuesday.

Overseas-based players who have already reported for national team duty are Anele Ngcongca [France], Andile Jali [Belgium] and Tokelo Rantie [England].

Bafana Bafana squad for the matches against Mauritania and Senegal:

Goalkeepers:

Jackson Mabokgwane (Mpumalanga Aces FC), Itumeleng Khune (Kaizer Chiefs), Ronwen Williams (SuperSport United) 

Defenders:

Erick Mathoho (Kaizer Chiefs), Rivaldo Coetzee (Ajax Cape Town), Clayton Daniels (SuperSport United), Siyabonga Nhlapo (Bidvest Wits), Anele Ngcongca (Racing Genk), Mzikayise Mashaba (Mamelodi Sundowns), Siyabonga Zulu (Platinum Stars), Tsepo Masilela (Kaizer Chiefs)

Midfielder:

Dean Furman (SuperSport United), Andile Jali (KV Oostende), Bongani Zungu (Sundowns), Mandla Masango (Randers FC), Phumlani Ntshangase (Bidvest Wits), Jabulani Shongwe (Bidvest Wits), Themba Zwane (Mamelodi Sundowns), Mpho Makola (Orlando Pirates), Ayanda Patosi (Lokeren), Daylon Claasen (1860 Munich)

Strikers:

Thulani Serero (Ajax Amsterdam), Thamsanqa Gabuza (Orlando Pirates), Sibusiso Vilakazi (Bidvest Wits), Tokelo Rantie (Bournemouth)

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