South Africa has suffered a major blow ahead of their two FIFA 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Zimbabwe and Ghana following an injury to Kaizer Chiefs’ Sifiso Hlanti.
Following the news that Hlanti has torn his Achilles tendon and will be sidelined for months, Tercious Malepe from AmaZulu has been called up to fill the void.
In further bad news for Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos and fans, Victor Letsoalo is suspended for the Zimbabwe match.
Bafana Bafana will face Zimbabwe at the FNB Stadium on Thursday, 11 November at 9 PM CAT and will then head to Ghana to face the Black Stars on Sunday, 14 November at 9 PM CAT.
UPDATED BAFANA BAFANA SQUAD:
Goalkeepers: Ronwen Williams (SuperSport United), Veli Mothwa (AmaZulu), Bruce Bvuma (Kaizer Chiefs)
Defenders: Nyiko Mobbie (Sekhukhune United), Njabulo Blom (Kaizer Chiefs), Siyanda Xulu (Hapoel Tel Aviv, Israel), Rushine De Reuck (Mamelodi Sundowns), Njabulo Ngcobo (Kaizer Chiefs), Terrence Mashego (Cape Town City), Tercious Malepe (AmaZulu), Thibang Phete (Belenenses SAD, Portugal)
Midfielders: Sphelelo Sithole (Belenenses SAD, Portugal), Thabani Zuke (Golden Arrows), Ethan Brooks (TS Galaxy), Teboho Mokoena (SuperSport United), Yusuf Maart (Sekhukhune United), Mduduzi Mdantsane (Cape Town City), Keagan Dolly (Kaizer Chiefs)
Forwards: Fagrie Lakay (Cape Town City), Evidence Makgopa (Baroka FC), Victor Letsoalo (Royal AM), Percy Tau (Al Ahly, Egypt), Bongokuhle Hlongwane (Maritzburg United), Pule Mmodi (Golden Arrows)