Cape Town - Pitso Mosimane is
confident that Hlompho Kekana and Tiyani Mabunda will slot seamlessly
into the Bafana Bafana midfield in the absence of Dean Fuhrman and Anopheles
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The Mamelodi Sundowns duo could start for South Africa in their
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Nigeria on Saturday, with
Fuhrman and Mokotjo both out injured.
Other midfielder options include Thulani Serero, Fortune Makaringe and Teboho Mokoena.
Mosimane feels that the pairing of team-mates Kekana and Mabunda will
reap rewards for Bafana, telling the Sowetan: "I think we've got good
players in those positions at Bafana. Fuhrman, [Bongani] Zungu, Kamo,
Andile [Jali] are out. We had a lot, but now it's getting [thin in that
"Now you have Mabunda and Kekana. They've got the experience to play
against Nigeria, no excuse. I mean, they've played in the CAF Champions
Mosimane added that the pair have experience of playing in hostile conditions.
He explained: "You've gone to [TP] Mazembe and you have a problem to play here at home? No, I mean really.
"They played against Barcelona [in a friendly], so they've got no excuse."