Fears that the Brighton & Hove Albion attacker won’t make it for worldwide obligation have now been allayed
South Africa ahead Percy Tau was one of many gamers to check-in for the nationwide crew camp early after he jetted in on Monday morning forward of the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in opposition to Ghana and Sudan.
Bafana Bafana are set to host Ghana on Thursday earlier than wrapping up their Group C marketing campaign away in Sudan three days later.
Following stories that Brighton & Hove Albion weren’t ready to launch Tau to journey to South Africa because of the United Kingdom Covid-19 restrictions, the participant was nevertheless allowed to report for worldwide obligation.
“Excellent news for Bafana Bafana was the early arrival of star striker Percy Tau who performs in England for Brighton & Hove Albion. Tau jetted into the nation on Monday morning and joined his teammates for some video evaluation periods,” introduced Safa.
Earlier than the encouraging information of Tau’s arrival, Bafana Bafana coach Molefi Ntseki had already made contingency plans within the occasion the participant in addition to others based mostly abroad would fail to journey to South Africa.
Orlando Pirates ahead Vincent Pule, Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Mothobi Mvala and Thabo Nodada of Cape City Metropolis had been known as up as again up for Rangers FC star Bongani Zungu and France-based Keagan Dolly who’ve been uncertain for the camp.
Safa stated “there have been some points concerning sure overseas-based gamers” and “they had been busy negotiating with respective groups to make it possible for all known as up gamers can be found for the upcoming video games.”
Ntseki additionally added to his squad Sundowns’ Lebohang Maboe and Maritzburg United’s ahead Thabiso Kutumela as replacements for the injured Bradley Grobler and Kermit Erasmus.
It’s now the second successive event for Grobler to overlook the Bafana camp after he additionally bought injured forward of back-to-back Afcon qualifiers in opposition to Sao Tome and Principe final November.
He has not featured in SuperSport United’s final two Premier Soccer League video games after getting injured within the 1-Zero league defeat away at AmaZulu on March 2.
Bafana are second in Group C with 9 factors, the identical as leaders Ghana who beat them 2-Zero within the reverse fixture.
Ending second on this group will hand South Africa a ticket to the subsequent Afcon version to be staged in Cameroon in January 2022.