Cape Town – Kaizer Chiefs have released a statement
regarding the injury on defender Tsepo Masilela.
The left-back was due to join Bafana Bafana’s training camp
in the run up to South Africa’s AFCON 2017 qualifier against Mauritania on
Saturday, September 5.
“Tsepo's knee swelled up after the match against
Bloemfontein Celtic,” said Amakhosi physiotherapist David Milner on the club’s
“Tsepo has a well-documented history of knee problems, which
needs to be looked after carefully.”
“It was therefore decided that he needed to rest for seven
“Tsepo is currently getting an alternative opinion overseas
on how to manage the knee.
“Once the knee is settled, he should be able start training
again in about ten days’ time.”
As a result of this, Masilela was unable to report for South
African national team duty.
Bafana are coming from a disappointing goalless draw against Gambia back in June while Mauritania are coming from a 1-0 loss to the Group M leaders Cameroon.
The match will kick-off at 20:00 (SA time).