By James Agberebi:
Bafana Bafana of South Africa could be without seven players for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the Super Eagles of Nigeria in Uyo on Saturday due to injuries, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
Bafana Bafana's verified Twitter handle on Monday stated that Lebogang Manyama (Cape Town City), Andile Jali (K.V. Oostende, Belgium), Tokelo Rantie (Genclerbirligi, Turkey), Tiyani Mabunda (Mamelodi Sundowns), Aubrey Ngoma (Cape Town City), Rivaldo Coetzee (Ajax Cape Town) and Eric Mathoho (Kaizer Chiefs) could all miss out against the Super Eagles after it was revealed that they were carrying various degrees of injuries.
"Manyama, Jali, Rantie, Mabunda, Ngoma, Coetzee & Mathoho all carrying assortment of injuries. Being treated by Bafana Bafana medical team.
"We will make the final call after scans as Rantie and Coetzee need to go for scans. We will also check them ourselves," the South Africa national team stated.
One of the doubtful players, Rantie, scored twice as Bafana were held by the Super Eagles to a 2-2 draw in Uyo in 2014, a result that prevented Nigeria from qualifying for the 2015 AFCON.
On Monday, Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder, Hlompho Kekana, was ruled out of this weekend's game after sustaining injury and was replaced by club teammate Tiyani Mabunda.