The bid by Molefi Ntseki and his males to complete on high of Group C is now beneath menace as a consequence of withdrawals and accidents
South Africa nationwide group physician Thulani Ngwenya has confirmed that Dean Furman and Thulani Serero won’t make it for each Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in opposition to Ghana and Sudan, whereas Bongani Zungu will solely hyperlink up with the group for his or her last group sport.
Bafana Bafana conclude their qualifying marketing campaign away in Sudan on Sunday, after having hosted the Black Stars in Thursday’s penultimate fixture.
English League Two aspect Carlisle United had indicated that it’s as much as Furman to report for worldwide obligation whereas Serero’s membership Al Jazira didn’t permit him to journey to South Africa.
There are additionally doubts about Keagan Dolly being launched by his French Ligue 1 membership Montpellier.
“There was a pending subject of Bongani Zungu and Keagan Dolly. I can safely say that we’ve confirmed that Bongani shall be becoming a member of us in Sudan. We’ve got cleared that. The one pending one now could be Keagan and we’re nonetheless attempting to barter,” mentioned Ngwenya on Marawa Sport Worldwide on Metro FM and Radio 2000.
“The individuals who have been confirmed as not coming are Dean Furman and Thulani Serero. In order for the others, we’re nonetheless negotiating. As an illustration, with Percy [Tau] we had some points however we negotiated.
“Now we received [Zungu’s] clearance simply earlier than our coaching session within the afternoon [on Monday] and with that clearance, the group is saying it’s high quality he can come to Sudan however he shall be becoming a member of us in Addis Ababa. We’re going to be connecting in Addis once we go collectively to Sudan after which from Sudan he’ll then fly again to his group. He won’t come to South Africa as a result of there may be this scare of the Covid-19 variant.
“I wish to make it clear that the golf equipment are actually cooperative. With Dean they’re saying sure we will permit him to come back however sadly when he goes again, he must quarantine for 14 days so he’ll miss about 4 to 5 matches. His group mentioned if he’s going to quarantine [for that period], they won’t launch him. His group is even enjoying now throughout the worldwide interval.”
The uncertainty over the supply of some overseas-based gamers in addition to some accidents to Bradley Grobler and Kermit Erasmus noticed Ntseki calling-up new gamers to affix the camp.
The Mamelodi Sundowns duo of Lebohang Maboe and Mothobi Mvala in addition to Orlando Pirates ahead Vincent Pule, Thabiso Kutumela of Maritzburg United and Cape City Metropolis’s Thabo Nodada have been added to the squad.
However Pule, Kutumela, Swallows FC’s Ruzaigh Gamildien and captain Thulani Hlatshwayo arrived in camp with some knocks though Ngwenya performed down the seriousness of their accidents.
“When it comes to accidents, we’ve gamers that got here with niggling accidents like Tyson Hlatshwayo with an ankle sprain, we had Vincent Pule who was faraway from yesterday’s match [against Kaizer Chiefs] with a knee harm,” mentioned Ngwenya.
“We additionally had Gamildien who additionally got here with an ankle sprain. We’re treating them right here in camp and we’re assured that we will handle them. Hopefully, they may be capable to be part of the remainder of the group tomorrow [Tuesday].”
Bafana Bafana are at the moment second in Group C with 9 factors, the identical as leaders Ghana.