Cape Town City defender Terrence Mashego has been released from the camp and will not be traveling to Morocco with the team he has sustained a knee injury whilst another defender of Orlando Pirates Innocent Maela suffered an abductor problem during the Royal AM match.
Mr. Broos’ Bafana returns to a competitive clash in the continental cup this week after a 5-0 loss against France in March
African Cup of Nations (AFCON) is the main international men’s association football competition in Africa and is sanctioned by the Confederation of African Football. The 34th edition of the Africa Cup of Nation will be held at Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) from 23 June 2023-end of July 2023
Bafana has been placed in group K of the 2023 Qualifiers alongside Morocco, Liberia, and Zimbabwe. Unfortunately, Zimbabwe has been ruled out of the tournament by Federation Internationale Football Association (FIFA) after the governing body of the association failed to a suspension imposed on them.
“Mashego is out, with a meniscus injury, So he’ll have to go back to Cape Town and get an operation. It’s stupid because nothing was happening, he just turned his knee, not in a duel or anything. So okay, we miss him. There is no time to replace him because there is a visa and all the things. But this is not a problem for Bafana” coach Broos said as quoted by DiskiTimes.
Bafana Bafana coach added “Maela is more fear. So he had an operation, I think, in December, on the other side. Now he felt something, he is afraid when he will go 100% that again so I think he will be ready for Thursday, so we have a little bit to be calm with him and for Ronwen Williams, there is no problem. It was a little bit swollen, his knee, after the game on Monday for SuperSport. But now, okay, he was doing exercises, but exercise for the upper body, nothing really with his legs”.
BAFANA BAFANA SELECTED SQUAD
Goalkeepers (3): Ronwen Williams (SuperSport United), Veli Mothwa (AmaZulu), Bruce Bvuma (Kaizer Chiefs)
Defenders (8): Nyiko Mobbie (Sekhukhune United), Khuliso Mudau (Mamelodi Sundowns), Grant Kekana (Mamelodi Sundowns), Lyle Lakay (Mamelodi Sundowns), Bandile Shandu (Orlando Pirates), Innocent Maela (Orlando Pirates), Thibang Phete (Belenenses, Portugal), Taariq Fielies (Cape Town City FC)
Midfielders (4): Spephele Sithole (Belenenses, Portugal), Goodman Mosele (Orlando Pirates), Yusuf Maart (Sekhukhune United), Phathutshedzo Nange (Kaizer Chiefs)
Strikers (7): Thembinkosi Lorch (Orlando Pirates), Evidence Makgopa (Baroka FC), Khanyisa Mayo (Cape Town City FC), Fagrie Lakay (Pyramids, Egypt), Lyle Foster (Westerlo, Belgium), Bongokuhle Hlongwane (Minnesota FC, USA), Percy Tau (Al Ahly, Egypt)
You’ll also be able to live stream the eagerly anticipated clash between Morocco and Bafana on TelkomOne using the SABCSport channel.
The clash between Morroco and Bafana will be able to be watched on live stream on TelkomOne and be televised on Pay TV (Supersport) and the National carrier South African Broadcasting Service (SABC), The Kick-Off is scheduled for 21:00 Thursday 09 June 2022 at the Prince Mouley Abdellah Stadium in Rabat.