Cape Town - Thulani 'Tyson' Hlatshwayo has been withdrawn from the Bafana Bafana squad that will face Mauritania in an African Cup of Nations 2017 qualifier as well as the 2015 Nelson Mandela Challenge clash against Senegal.
According to the official SAFA website, Hlatshwayo is struggling with a right thigh muscle strain and has already undergone an MRI scan which confirmed the injury - his place has been taken by SuperSport United defender Clayton Daniels.
Daniels has already arrived in camp and attended the squad’s first training session at the University of Johannesburg Grounds in Auckland Park.
South Africa will travel to Mauritania to take on their national football side on Saturday, September 5 in Nouakchott.
Three days later Bafana Bafana will lock horns with the Teranga Lions of Senegal at Orlando Stadium.
Bafana Bafana squad for the matches against Mauritania and Senegal:
Jackson Mabokgwane (Mpumalanga Aces FC), Itumeleng Khune (Kaizer Chiefs), Ronwen Williams (SuperSport United)
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).
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).
Thulani Serero (Ajax Amsterdam), Thamsanqa Gabuza (Orlando Pirates), Sibusiso Vilakazi (Bidvest Wits), Tokelo Rantie (Bournemouth).
Upcoming Bafana Bafana fixtures:
September 5: v Mauritania, Cup of Nations, Nouakchott
September 8: v Senegal, Nelson Mandela Challenge, friendly, Soweto
October 8: v Costa Rica, friendly, Liberia
October 13: v Honduras, friendly, San Pedro Sula
October 17: v Angola, CHAN, TBA
October 24: v Angola, CHAN, Luanda
November 13: v Angola, World Cup, Benguela
November 17: v Angola, World Cup, Durban