Cape Town - Mothobi Mvala of Highlands Park has been called
up to take the place of the injured Bafana Bafana midfielder Bongani Zungu.
The Amiens FC star is the third player to be withdrawn from
the squad due to injury after both goalkeeper Brandon Petersen and defender
Thamsanqa Mkhize were replaced by Ricardo Goss of Bidvest Wits and Tshepo
Rikhotso of Bloemfontein Celtic.
According to the official SAFA website, Mvala has already joined his compatriots in camp in Port
Elizabeth as he arrived last night (Tuesday, 8 October).
The midfield workhorse will be part of the training squad
this afternoon where Bafana Bafana will have a session open to the public –
taking place at the Wolfson Stadium in KwaZakhele at 15:00.
All 23 players will report for national team duty including
Belgium-based Percy Tau and Kamohelo Mokotjo, who plays his club football in
Tau landed in South Africa yesterday morning and was given time
off to attend to personal matters.
He will join the rest of the squad on Wednesday.
Bafana Bafana will entertain Mali on Sunday, October 13 in
the 2019 Nelson Mandela Challenge.
The clash will take place at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
in Port Elizabeth.
Tickets are already on sale for the R40 for adults, and R20
for children under the age of 12.
They can be purchased from Computicket
outlets as well as at Shoprite and Checkers stores.
Kick-off is at 15:00.
BAFANA BAFANA SQUAD:
Darren Keet (Leuven, Belgium), Ronwen Williams (SuperSport United), Ricardo Goss (Bidvest Wits).
Eric Mathoho (Kaizer Chiefs), Buhle Mkhwanazi, Thulani Hlatshwayo (Bidvest Wits), Thapelo Morena (Mamelodi Sundowns), Mosa Lebusa (Mamelodi Sundowns), Tshepo Rikhotso (Bloemfontein Celtic), Innocent Maela (Orlando Pirates).
Kamohelo Mokotjo (Brentford, England), Thato Mokeke (CT City), Dean Furman (SuperSport United), Lebogang Phiri (Guingamp, France), Mothobi Mvala (Highlands Park), Themba Zwane (Mamelodi Sundowns), Thulani Serero (Al Jazira, Abu Dhabi), Keagan Dolly (Montpellier, France).
Lebo Mothiba (Strasbourg, France), Bradley Grobler (SuperSport United), Kermit Erasmus (CT City) Thembinkosi Lorch (Orlando Pirates), Percy Tau (Club Brugge, Belgium).
- SAFA Media